Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The Southeast Division may be qualifying only one team for the postseason, making the back-and-forth battle for first place that much more important down the stretch. The division-leading Florida Panthers visit the second-place Washington Capitals on Tuesday night as the teams face off for the top spot for the second time in less than a week. Florida (24-16-11) has the least amount of points of any division leader and failed to extend its lead over Washington after falling 6-3 at Tampa on Saturday. Washington (27-21-4) couldn't capitalize and fell 4-1 to Boston on Sunday, remaining one point behind Florida. It sits in ninth place in the Eastern Conference and out of the playoff picture. The Panthers took over the Southeast lead with a 4-2 win over the Capitals on Wednesday, and they'll look to remain in that position by ending a three-game losing streak in D.C. "It's a big game for us," coach Kevin Dineen told the Panthers' official website. "We were disappointed with the outco...
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