Top 3 keys to victory for the Capitals against Blue Jackets

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The Washington Capitals take on the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight at Capital One Arena. The Caps defeated the Blue Jackets 2-1 on Nov. 4 behind a 26 save performance from Darcy Kuemper along with goals from Tom Wilson and Sonny Milano.

The Capitals are 32-13-1-6 all time against Columbus and 8-1-1 in their last 10 games against the Blue Jackets. Last season the Caps won the season series against the Blue Jackets 3-0-1.

Here are the top 3 keys to victory for the Caps:

Charlie Lindgren, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

#3 Stay hot Chuck!

Charlie Lindgren has been a stud in this Capitals turnaround. The other night against the Vegas Golden Knights on Nov. 4 he made 35 saves, stopping every shot he faced. It was his first shutout as a member of the Caps and the third of his career.

Lindgren told Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network after Wednesday’s practice:

“There’s positive momentum. I’ve strung together a couple of good games in a row. Honestly, I’ve liked all four of my games this year. So that obviously helps when you’re feeling confident and good about yourself.”

He also said earlier in that same article that he sees the puck super well and that it looks like a beach ball right now. Now that’s confidence you want in your goalie.

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