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01/16/2020

It is a very unique skill to be able to tell whether or not something happened, in real life, in a way that is clearly written, and not a mere thought or argument made on the basis of your own limited experience.

It is a very unique skill to be able to tell whether or not something happened, in real life, in a way that is clearly written, and not a mere thought or argument made on the basis of your own limited experience.
With this skill, you will be able to make informed and well-reasoned judgment calls in a way that requires you to analyze all of the aspects, regardless of how insignificant it may seem at the time, especially in the current state of our world.The Washington Capitals will not play a game at the brand new Verizon Center until they reach the Stanley Cup Final. After that, the Caps hope they can get some help from the Washington area for a second straight playoff run.
With the Capitals on the road for Game 1, we’ve decided to look ahead and see what the Caps might be able to expect to see outside of the Capitals’ building. We’ve done this because the chances of seeing the Capitals face off against the Nashville Predators in the first round are probably a lot higher if they can see their fanbase.
Here are some possible matchups the first round, per CBS Sports’ Ken Rosenthal:
Nashville Predators Vs. Washington Capitals at Washington Capitals, Game 1
The Predators have looked like an entirely different team than they were last season. Since dropping their first home game of the year to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, they’ve won five in a row. They’ve also lost a season-high nine points in a row. The Predators have dominated on their home ice, winning seven of eight home games while posting a 9-3-0 record at Predators’ home rink. They’ve been able to do this while losing some key veterans, with David Legwand, Matt Cullen and Viktor Arvidsson all missing time this year. Nashville has been a dangerous team for many years now, and they may carry a lot of momentum into the playoffs against the Capitals.
Washington Capitals Vs. Florida Panthers vs. Florida Panthers (Semifinal), April 14 at Verizon Center
The Panthers came into the season hoping to make a big jump in the standings. After a surprising 4-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in their opening game of the season they have bounced back and regained their confidence, with a 4-2 win on Tuesday night. The Pens have struggled a bit to a 4-6-2 start, but their road record is 4-6-5 and the Pens are 7-1-3 on the road. The Pens have a record of 8-3-2 in their last ten home games. The Pens have done well against the Panthers this year (winning 7-4 on December 25) but with the Panthers being a much better team in their own building, there’s a good chance the Washington Capitals will play their biggest rival in the quarterfinals (if both teams advance).
Nashville Predators Vs. Washington Capitals Game 3, April 15 at Verizon Center
With the Capitals out of the playoffs, the Nashville Predators have to try to finish what they started. They were 7-4-1 at home before losing to the Edmonton Oilers the other night, and are just 3-3 since. Nashville has struggled in the games they’ve played since the Capitals eliminated the Pens in the first round 2-1. The home ice advantage is huge for Nashville, as they have a 7-5-1 record at Bridgestone Arena, the home ice