With the Columbus Blue Jackets battling their way to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers, the Caps have clinched the Southeast Division title with 15 games remaining in the season. That’s nice, but we’re at a point with this team where we/they are too focused on the ultimate prize to really spend a lot of time patting ourselves/themselves on the back for clinching the division. There’s a reason why they didn’t pass out replica SE Division Champions banners in the home opener this year (like they did 2 seasons ago)… It would take a pretty monumental collapse for the Caps to lose the 1st seed in the conference, especially given their remaining schedule, but hockey’s a crazy game. From here on out the Caps really need to start tightening up their inefficiencies (*ahem* penalty killing), and establish a #1 goaltender for the playoffs, while hopefully staying completely healthy.
-Shoutout to Brian Pothier for icing Pittsburgh in OT tonight… atta boy Pottsy