Washington Capitals Claim Eastern Conference Title, No. 1 Seed in NHL Playoffs

April 9th, 2011 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
Thanks to the Buffalo Sabres' overtime victory against the Philadelphia Flyers last evening, the Washington Capitals were able to clinch their second straight eastern conference title and No. 1 overall seed for the upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs.

As the No. 1 seed, the Capitals will have home ice advantage straight through the conference finals should they make it that far.

The Philadelphia Flyers completed their late season collapse in fine fashion when they blew a 3-2 third period lead and allowed the Sabres to tie the game and win in overtime. The Flyers have dropped from the No. 1 seed to currently a No. 4 seed as the Pittsburgh Penguins now sit atop the Atlantic Division.

Philadelphia led Washington by 10 points in the Eastern Conference on March 1 but has earned just 18 points since then with a 6-7-6 record over that span. The Capitals have been the hottest team in hockey since the beginning of March, recording 31 points with 15-2-1 record.

Tonight’s game against the Florida Panthers could resemble a Hershey Bears (Washington's minor league affiliate) contest, or Washington could use the game a ...

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