NHL Hockey

Washington Capitals (41-20-8)


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2-3
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W 2-1
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Capitals beat Bruins to earn East 3 seed, face Isles next

TORONTO (AP) T.J. Oshie and Tom Wilson scored, Braden Holtby made 30 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in round-robin play Sunday to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference and set up a first-round matchup against former coach Barry Trotz's New York Islanders.

"We know their system well," captain Alex Ovechkin said. "It's gonna be tight games, it's gonna be tough games. It's not gonna be easy."

Boston, which won the Presidents' Trophy as the top team during the NHL regular season that was cut short in March, lost all three of its seeding games and fell to fourth in the East. The Bruins will face the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round in a rematch of the 2019 East final.

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Leaders
Points: J. Carlson75
Plus/Minus: M. Kempny19
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin311
PIM: B. Dillon104
Win: B. Holtby25
Shutouts: I. Samsonov1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 236 (4)
Shots: 2206 (15)
PP%: 19.4% (17)
Penalty Minutes: 699 (5)
Assists: 382 (9)
SH Goals: 6 (17)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
x-Washington 41 20 8 90
x-Philadelphia 41 21 7 89
x-Pittsburgh 40 23 6 86
x-Carolina 38 25 5 81
x-Columbus 33 22 15 81
x-NY Islanders 35 23 10 80
x-NY Rangers 37 28 5 79
New Jersey 28 29 12 68
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 212 (17)
Shots Against: 2084 (26)
PK%: 82.6% (6)
Penalty Minutes: 656 (9)
Shutouts: 1 (30)
Sv%: 0.898 (28)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/7 A. Protas Assigned to European Team Dinamo Minsk-KHL
7/26 S. Gersich Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
7/26 C. McMichael Sent to minors London-OHL
7/12 T. Lewington Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
7/12 V. Vanecek Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
7/12 P. Copley Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
7/12 M. Fehervary Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
7/12 A. Alexeyev Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
7/12 D. Sprong Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
7/12 S. Gersich Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
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