(John McDonnell/THE WASHINGTON POST)

The Capitals postseason is finally upon us (well, almost). Get caught up on your reading before the puck drops in Boston at 7:30 p.m.

No pressure, just playoffs. That’s something the Capitals aren’t taking for granted anymore. (Mike Wise)

— For a change, Washington enters the playoffs as the lower seed when it begins a series with Boston on Thursday night. Is that a good thing? (Katie Carrera)

Be on time, Alex. (Tarik El-Bashir)

— On the Caps as underdogs (Post Sports Live):


— Jay Beagle’s playoff diary: first night in Boston

— Get to know the Bruins’ penalty kill. (Japers’ Rink)

— Doubting Tim Thomas. (RMNB)

— Matty Perreault is great against the Bruins. (OFB)

— David Krejci’s up for a repeat. (Boston Herald)

— Maybe the Bruins don’t have the edge? NESN video:


— Seguin ready for a second playoff trip (ESPN Boston)

— The art of trolling. (Deadspin)

Stay tuned for updates from Katie and Tarik up in Boston.