Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Capitals on Saturday.
The Capitals got rare goals from Niskanen, Karl Alzner and Eric Fehr, along with 29 saves from Braden Holtby, to beat the Devils, 3-2, in overtime on Thursday, allowing them to hang onto the top wild card playoff spot.
Mark Stuart, Mark Scheifele and Adam Lowry scored for Winnipeg, which closed out a perfect three-game homestand with a 3-0 victory that snapped the Capitals’ three-game win streak.
Surrounded by young talent on the Florida Panthers, aging veteran Jaromir Jagr is proving he can still contribute.
Kuznetsov scored in regulation and the lone goal in the shootout to lead the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the last-place Sabres on Monday night.