Washington Capitals: Top 3 bold predictions for Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Top 3 bold Washington Capitals playoff predictions.

The Washington Capitals will begin training camp today as they finally take the ice as a full squad. Well sort of. They’ll be split into two groups, teams Blue and Red for workouts beginning today and running until July 25. The team will depart for Toronto on the 26th.

Group Blue will practice today at 10:50 a.m. while Group Red will go up at 1:20. Each session will take an hour long. The roster for Phase 3 is now released and includes 20 forwards, 10 defensemen, and four goalies. The Caps will play one exhibition game when they arrive in Toronto before beginning a three-game Round Robin schedule to determine seeding for the playoffs.

The Caps will face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Aug. 3, the Philadelphia Flyers on Aug. 6 and the Boston Bruins on Aug. 8. All other information including broadcast, start times, and the date and opponent for the exhibition game will be announced at a later date. All games from the Round Robin are considered part of the 2020 postseason.

The Caps finished first in the Metropolitan Division this season which marked their franchise record fifth division title. They are the eighth franchise in NHL history to win five straight division titles.