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With the NHL playoffs starting on Wednesday, it is time to look back on the history of the teams playing each other in the first round. One matchup took until game 82 to be confirmed, and that matchup is the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Washington Capitals. All the pressure in this series will be on the Presidents’ Trophy winner. Now these teams have never actually played each other in the playoffs, so this article will focus on the recent playoff history of each team.
The Washington Capitals offense gets a lot of attention, but the Toronto Maple Leafs may be their equal when it comes to scoring. The real story is the Capitals highly underrated defensive play; Washington goaltenders Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer won the William M. Jennings Trophy by allowing the fewest goals (170, plus seven empty-net goals) during the regular season.
According to the numbers, the Maple Leafs will have to rely on center Auston Matthews and their other rookies to jump to an early lead, because their chances of an upset will dwindle with every passing moment they trail an opponent that plays excellent shutdown defense.