Capitals post season bound with two games to spare.
With their 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night, the Washington Capitals clinched their place in the play-offs with two games to spare.
First-year coach Adam Oates will be delighted with the way he has been able to turn things around for the franchise after what was undoubtedly a terrible start to the season
However, Tuesday’s win saw them clinch the Southeast Division after being near the bottom of the Eastern Conference just over a month ago.
If the Capitals go on to secure two wins from their remaining games, they would take their record to 16 wins in their last 20 games, but for now they are content with sealing their place in the play-offs for the sixth consecutive season.
Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 31st goal in the final minute, with Matt Hendricks, Jason Chimera and Nicklas Backstrom all getting themselves on the scoresheet.