Capitals goalie Braden Holtby will need another strong playoff performance for his team to reach the conference finals for the first time since 1998.

NHL Second Round Playoff Predictions

So, the second round of the NHL playoffs will begin before the first one is over. That sounds about right. But while Nashville-Anaheim remains undecided, we’ll get a head start on our second round picks….

Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals are looking to finally get past the second round in the playoffs this season.

NHL’s Eastern Conference Still Wide Open

It’s almost March, and there is still very little clarity about the beast of the East in the NHL. There is very little suspense regarding the top seed; the Washington Capitals have been in cruise-control…