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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Around the NHL: Boston Stays Behind

Capitals and hockey fans, here is your around the NHL roundup for Eastern Conference playoff implications.

Around the NHL this evening, March 10 -

The Boston Bruins did not jump the Capitals for second place in the Eastern Conference tonight, falling at home to the Buffalo Sabres in overtime by a final score of 4-3.  The point that the Bruins picked up via the overtime loss puts them at 85 for the season, which is one back of Washington, though the Bruins do hold a game in hand.  An interesting stat of the night: the Bruins are 30-0-3 this season when they lead by 2 or more goals at any point during the game.  The three overtime losses?  To the Sabres.  Go figure.

The Montreal Canadiens travelled to St. Louis tonight to take on the Blues in their first game since losing forward Max Pacioretty to a fractured neck and severe concussion.  No. 67's absence was immediately felt, as the Blues erased a 1-0 lead with four unanswered goals and brought home the victory.  With the loss, the Canadiens are now five points behind the Capitals in the standings.  Both teams have played 68 games, and the Capitals visit the Bell Centre twice before the end of March.

The Philadelphia Flyers increased their lead over the Capitals in the Eastern Conference to four points with a game in hand following their 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre.  The Capitals pay one more visit to the Wells Fargo Center this season.

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