Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals
Members of the Washington Capitals celebrate with Nicklas Backstrom (19) of Sweden after Backstrom scored against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period of game five of the Eastern Conference quarter finals at the Verizon Center in Washington on April 19, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
Derek Stepan scored a tiebreaking goal in the third period Monday and the New York Rangers got back into their playoff series with a 4-3 win over Washington.
Corey Potter scored two first-period goals Friday, sending Edmonton to a 6-1 win over Minnesota that prevented the Wild from clinching a playoff berth.
Nicklas Backstrom scored the go-ahead goal Tuesday, helping the Washington Capitals claim their fifth division title in six years with a 5-3 win over Winnipeg.
Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer each scored twice Saturday and the Washington Capitals continued their hot April with a 5-1 pasting of Montreal.
Washington's Alex Ovechkin pumped in two goals and helped out on another Tuesday, aiding the Capitals' playoff hopes with a 5-3 win over Carolina.
Ruslan Fedotenko fired home a shorthanded goal 1:34 into overtime Sunday, capping the Philadelphia Flyers' 5-4 comeback over Washington.
Nicklas Backstrom's wrist shot in the fourth round of a shootout Sunday provided the difference in the Washington Capitals' 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.
Braden Holtby shut out Winnipeg for the second time in a row while making 20 saves Thursday, carrying Washington to a 4-0 win over the Jets.
John Tavares scored twice in the third period Saturday, powering the New York Islanders to a 5-2 win over Washington.
Braden Holtby notched his second shutout of the season Tuesday, making 33 saves in the Washington Capitals' 3-0 whitewash of Carolina.