Capitals Have Another Chance To Secure Fourth Consecutive Metropolitan Division Title On Thursday

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The Washington Capitals could clinch their fourth consecutive Metropolitan Division championship for the fourth consecutive year when they host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

The Capitals would become the third team to clinch their division after the Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic Division) and Calgary Flames (Pacific Division) if they do it.

They will clinch the Metropolitan Division with a win of any kind over the Canadiens, one point and a loss by the New York Islanders in any fashion, or a regulation loss by the Islanders, who visit the Florida Panthers tonight.

 

The Capitals’ most likely first-round opponents should they win the Metropolitan Division include the Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and Canadiens. As division winners, they will have home-ice advantage through the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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1 Response to Capitals Have Another Chance To Secure Fourth Consecutive Metropolitan Division Title On Thursday

  1. Day One Caps Fan says:

    We’ve come a long way from the Hartland Monahan Washington Capitals!
    Let’s clinch! The Islanders, they are the ENEMY!

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