Capitals-Panthers: Caps clinch playoff spot

With a 4-2 win against the Florida Panthers on Friday, April 5, 2011, the Washington Capitals clinched a playoff spot.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), above, playfully knocks the helmet of Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (81) of as the team celebrates their 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers in National Hockey League hockey at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 5, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), above, playfully knocks the helmet of Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (81) of as the team celebrates their 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers in National Hockey League hockey at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 5, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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