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

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Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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