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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.
— NHL (@NHL) April 30, 2021
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.
Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom rank atop the @Capitals’ all-time franchise list for postseason games played, goals, assists and points. #NHLStats: https://t.co/ajvvZpVG7c pic.twitter.com/DAu45Oe6dM
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 30, 2021
The Capitals will be chasing after their second Stanley Cup in the last three seasons.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 30, 2021
By Della Young