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Southeast Division (NHL)

Capitals remain in reach of Southeast title, third seed in East

With all eight playoff teams in the NHL's Eastern Conference set after Thursday's games, all that remains to be determined are the seedings and first-round matchups. Though, to hear forward Alex Ovechkin explain it, where they finish isn't weighing too heavily on the Washington Capitals. "It doesn't matter which position you are [in]," Ovechkin said after Thursday's 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers. "It doesn't matter what's the standings right now. It's most important thing to win. Next game [is] most important thing; right now for us, it's [being] ready for the playoffs." The Capitals (90 points) could finish in third,...