Calgary Herald

Capitals anxious to remain No. 1


The Washington Capitals hold the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference standings, and head coach Bruce Boudreau is anxious to keep it and the home-ice advantage that goes with it.

The Capitals were two points ahead of the Philadelph­ia Flyers and three ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins heading into Wednesday night’s game versus the Florida Panthers.

“We can still end up first; we can end up second in the conference or we can end up third in the conference,” Boudreau told Washington Post. “I think when you’re looking at it, you’ve got two games left and you want to win them so you can be as good as you can be.”

“Going into (Wednesday night) and Saturday, we want to win both games (against Florida) and go into the playoffs on a little bit of a high,” defenceman John Erskine said.

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