Derick Brassard

Capitals top Penguins, 3-1, to clinch Metropolitan Division title

Capitals top Penguins, 3-1, to clinch Metropolitan Division title

The Washington Capitals still run the Metropolitan Division. During the regular season anyway.

Philipp Grubauer made 36 saves and Washington celebrated star Alex Ovechkin 's 1,000th career regular season game by clinching their third straight division title with a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night.

Ovechkin was held without a point but it hardly mattered. T.J. Oshie , Dmitry Orlov and Tom Wilson scored for Washington while Grubauer kept the NHL 's best power play in check as the Capitals assured themselves home-ice advantage through the first two rounds of the postseason.

The Penguins have the top power play in the league but went 0 for 5 with...

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