Capitals Clinch 2021 Playoff Berth For Seventh Consecutive Season

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They punched their ticket to postseason play. Earning a point in the 5-4 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Capital One Arena on Thursday, the Washington Capitals have clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the seventh consecutive season, marking the second-longest stretch in franchise history.

Heading into the postseason, captain Alex Ovechkin and center Nicklas Backstrom lead the team not only in games played but also in goals, assists, and points in the postseason.

The Capitals will be chasing after their second Stanley Cup in the last three seasons.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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