In the nation's capital, the Capitals defeated the Blue Jackets by a final score of 4-1 to win the President's Trophy.
The Captials scored most of their goals late, but did pot one early on. At 16:30 into the first period, Justin Williams scored his 22nd of the season; John Carlson had the lone assist. In the third period, they scored 3 goals in 14 minutes. At 3:46, Tom Wilson scored his 7th of the season; Mike Richards and Daniel Winnik had the assists. At 14:26, Matt Niskanen scored a power play goal for his 6th of the season; TJ Oshie and Nicklas Backstrom had the assists. At 17:35, Nicklas Backstrom scored an empty net goal for his 20th of the season; Nisknen and Jason Chimera had the assists. Braden Holtby made 21 saves on 22 shots faced for a 0.955 save percentage (95.5%).
Columbus' lone goal came in the dying minutes of the first period. At 18:06, Cam Atkinson scored his 27th goal of the season; Gregory Campbell and Rene Borque had the assists. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 36 of 39 shots for a 0.923 save percentage (92.3%).
CBJ Three Stars of the Night
1. Cam Atkinson- goal (27)
2. Gregory Campbell- assist (8)
3. Rene Borque- assist (5)
More to come…