- Associated Press - Sunday, April 10, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Corey Perry and Nick Ritchie scored, Frederik Andersen stopped all 24 shots he faced, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched the Pacific Division on the final day of the regular season by beating the Washington Capitals 2-0 on Sunday night.

The Ducks will face Nashville in the first round of the playoffs, leaving second-place Los Angeles to play San Jose. This is Anaheim’s fourth consecutive division title under coach Bruce Boudreau.

Andersen looked sharp in his return from a five-game absence because of a concussion. He faced little resistance from a Capitals team that rested star forwards Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom and defensemen John Carlson and Brooks Orpik.

The Capitals also sat goaltender Braden Holtby after he tied Martin Brodeur’s single-season wins record.


NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Raffl scored the tiebreaking goal early in the second period and added two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers past the New York Islanders.

Evgeny Medvedev, Shayne Gostisbehere, Scott Laughton and R.J. Umberger also scored for the Flyers, who trailed 2-0 midway through the first period. Michal Neuvirth stopped 15 shots in the teams’ season finale that was a game rescheduled from Jan. 23 due to a blizzard.

Nikolay Kulemin and Matt Martin scored for the Islanders, who finished with the Eastern Conference’s top wild card and will face the Atlantic Division champion Florida Panthers in the first round of the playoffs.

Both the Flyers and Islanders had already secured postseason berths and sat their stars.

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