They are down 0-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets, having dropped the first two games at home in overtime.
The Capitals, if they actually manage to overcome this jinx and make it to the second round, will have made it for the first time since 2005, as CBS Sports noted.
"It means a ton, a win like this after playing for that long", Eller said. So now they get together and I assume they want to make the right call, that's the idea, but to me they got together and clearly they guessed because it hit the glass and we saw that. It gives you a lot of energy.
Game 4 is Wednesday night in Philadelphia.
"We got some good fortune, but we also executed and we were committed today", Capitals coach Barry Trotz said.
The start time of Game 5 of the First Round Series between the New Jersey Devils and Tampa Bay Lightning has been set for 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 21, in Tampa. Center Nicklas Backstrom has four assists and has been able to weave his passes through the Columbus defense. "Both teams were really emotional at the beginning and you've got to worry about taking penalties and getting behind the eight ball".
Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has played well throughout the series posting a.925 save percentage.
That's the way it stayed until the second overtime. Eller froze for a moment, looking nearly stunned as his teammates climbed over the boards to celebrate a 3-2 victory in a must-win affair in Game 3 of this first-round Stanley Cup playoff series.
Although the Capitals tallied the go-ahead goal later in the second period, the Blue Jackets quickly evened things up after the intermission.
Dubois tied it with 8:42 left in the second when he rifled a shot past Holtby's glove from the right circle. The Blue Jackets have scored on the resulting power play both times the Caps forward has gone to the penalty box.
The over is 4-0 in the last four Blue Jackets games played on one day of rest.
The Columbus Blue Jackets certainly heard Alexander Ovechkin's promise for the two upcoming games and even though it may motivate the Captials, it'll nearly definitely motivate the Blue Jackets just as much. The Blue Jackets stunned the Metropolitan Division-champion Capitals with back-to-back overtime wins and have the advantage thanks in large part to the play of Bobrovsky. Vrana was a healthy scratch for that game.