Washington Capitals Score Hat Trick as Three-Time Division Champs

March 12th, 2010 by K. D. James Leave a reply »

One expression used over time is that three's a charm.

That is definitely the case for the Washington Capitals, currently one of the NHL's hottest teams, as they clinched their third consecutive Southeast Division championship in early March.

They earned the distinction after division rival Atlanta lost to Columbus, 2-1, Thursday evening.

The Thrashers, the second best team in the division, trail the Capitals in points by an overwhelming margin of 33. In fact, Washington boasts a 15-2 record this season over their division rivals.

Washington, which defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in overtime, 4-3, on Wednesday night at Verizon Center, has won three of its past four games since the Olympic break in February.

Before the break, the Capitals went on a season-high 14-game win streak, tied for the third longest in NHL history.

The Boston Bruins set that same st ...

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