Alex Ovechkin was one of five goal scorers for Washington as they knocked off the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 to claim the Southeast Division title and the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
SPIN: The Capitals needed a big run to save their season and they got it. Ovechkin is making a late run to be fantasy MVP. Nicklas Backstrom scored a rare goal for the Capitals , his eighth of the season. Evander Kane and Blake Wheeler continue to have solid seasons for the Jets with their 17th and 18th goals of the season, respectively.
Minnesota took down Los Angeles 2-1 to keep the Wild in a playoff spot for now.
SPIN: Charlie Coyle and Cal Clutterbuck scored less than 20 seconds apart to give Minnesota all the offense it needed. Jeff Carter picked up his 26th goal of the season in the loss and has been a pleasant surprise for the Kings. Niklas Backstrom turned aside 22 shots for the Wild win and his 23rd win of the season.
New Jersey knocked off Montreal 3-2 to keep the Habs from wrapping up...