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Well, the standings look a bit nicer now than they did on Friday. Not to mention that we beat the Rangers and the spoiling Hurricanes along the way. And how about the Pastrnak slam? With authority. Here are our standings as we rock and roll into this beautiful morning:

Team GP W L OTL PTS ROW Pot Max Was Bos Ott Flo
Washington Capitals 76 41 25 10 92 37 12 104 -- 9 8 5
Boston Bruins 76 38 25 13 89 35 12 101 15 -- 11 8
Ottawa Senators 75 37 26 12 86 32 14 100 18 15 -- 11
Florida Panthers 76 35 26 15 85 27 12 97 19 16 15 --

We've still got some work to do, but we also have a little bit of a cushion. We're driving the bus, here. 11 points (out of a possible 12 remaining) guarantees a playoff spot. Any games that those teams below us lose, obviously, helps bring that number down. But, if we just win the last 6 games, we're in. Heck, Washington/Detroit are only 3 points ahead.

What's on tap?