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by Paul on 03/23/12 at 03:35 PM ET
Only two Western Conference teams play tonight (Edmonton and Columbus) so attention is on the Eastern Conference.
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,
Of the Capitals’ remaining eight regular season games, two over the next five days will hold significant sway over how the future unfolds.
On Friday night Washington hosts Winnipeg, which sits five points behind in 10th place. A win over the Jets, who will have eight games remaining after the contest, would go a long way toward extinguishing the possibility of the Southeast Division foe catching the Capitals in the standings.
After the 2-1 overtime loss to the Flyers, Alex Ovechkin summed up the importance of the next contest succinctly. Friday “is certainly a big game for us,” he said. “Probably the biggest game of the year.”
One that could be even more crucial is a matchup with the Sabres next Tuesday. Buffalo is only one point behind the Capitals and sits in ninth place, still very much alive in the hunt for the postseason. The Sabres face the New York Rangers on Friday and then Minnesota on Saturday before visiting Verizon Center that day.
continued and below view the NHL schedule for tonight…
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