Caps are finally lucky and good in the playoffs

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Caps are finally lucky and good in the playoffs
Caps are finally lucky and good in the playoffs

The Washington Capitals' magical run in the playoffs started with overcoming a 2-0 deficit to the Columbus Blue Jackets, carried on through the second round with a convincing victory over the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and continues in the Eastern Conference finals, where they hold a 2-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning, with Game 3 at Capital One Arena on Tuesday night. I'll admit the numbers didn't see this coming, going as far to say Washington looked more like a non-playoff team than a Cup contender, yet the Capitals aren't playing the way they did during the regular season, either. Plus, for the first time, puck luck is going their way. During the

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