The Washington Capitals face the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Series marks the first time the two teams have faced off in the playoffs, and should provide the D.M.V. an infusion of fresh hatred.
Now it's time to take a look at the two cities to see which one comes out on top.
Washington D.C. vs. Columbus Tale of the Tape:
Named After: George Washington (WAS) | Christopher Columbus (CBJ)
Founded: 1790 (WAS) | 1812 (CBJ)
Metro Population: 6,216,589 (WAS) | 2,078,725 (CBJ)
Iconic Landmark: Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, The White House, U.S. Capitol Building (WAS) | Buckeye Stadium (CBJ)
NHL Playoff Appearances: 28 (WAS) | 4 (CBJ)
Stanley Cup Final Appearances: 1(WAS) | 0 (CBJ)
Stanley Cup Championships: 0 (WAS) | 0 (CBJ)
Most Famous Celebrity: Dave Chappelle (WAS) | Beverly D'Angelo (CBJ)
Greatest Local Athlete: Kevin Durant (WAS)| Jack Nicklaus (CBJ)
Greatest Olympian: Katie Ledecky (WAS)| Jesse Owens (CBJ)
Most Famous Pro Wrestler: Dave "Batista" Bautista (WAS) | Randy "Macho Man" Savage (CBJ)
Most Famous Musicians: Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye (WAS) | Lil Bow Wow, Rascal Flatts (CBJ)
Famous Eatery: Ben's Chili Bowl (WAS) | Schmidt's Sausage Haus (CBJ)
Best Beer: 3 Stars (WAS) | Land-Grant Brewing Co. (CBJ)
Major Headquarters: The entire United States government (WAS) | White Castle (CBJ)
Iconic Botany: Cherry blossoms (WAS) | Buckeye nuts (CBJ)
Weirdest Statue: Those random colorful pandas | Arnold Schwarzenegger (CBJ)
Famous Zoo Animals: Giant Pandas (WAS) | Captive Gorillas (CBJ)
Worst Problem: Traffic (WAS) | It's in Ohio (CBJ)
The Capitals vs. Blue Jackets first-round 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series gets started with Game 1 on Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington. (Channel Finder)