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This Time, Luck On The Side Of The Washington Capitals

from Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post,

To those who believe that once the Stanley Cup playoffs start the Washington Capitals have no luck at all except buzzard luck, there are now several big, fat exhibits to the contrary.

It’s far too early to declare a change of trend. A few nice breaks, along with some good clutch play, are not enough to reverse a decades-long sense of ill fortune and black clouds.

But in Game 5 of their first-round series against the Blue Jackets at Capital One Arena on Saturday, as in Game 3 in Columbus on Tuesday, the Caps got plain, old, wonderful puck-luck of the kind they have seldom received in the past.

And they have seldom needed it more. Suddenly, with three straight wins, including a 4-3 overtime triumph in Game 5, they have turned a brutal two-games-to-none deficit — after consecutive confidence-eroding overtime losses at home — into a three-games-to-two lead.

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Below, watch the highlights from the game.

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