A Capitals playoff primer as they prepare to face the Bruins

Alex Ovechkin celebrates his overtime goal against the Bruins on Jan. 30. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
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The 2021 NHL playoffs are here, a little later than usual, which works out well for the hockey fans among the Brood X cicadas. Ahead of Game 1 of their first-round series against the Boston Bruins on Saturday (7:15 p.m. Eastern on NBC), here’s a quick primer about what you may have missed during the Washington Capitals’ coronavirus pandemic-altered regular season.

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