The Capitals had actually clinched the Metropolitan Department with a success over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh on Sunday and had every need to take their foot off the gas in their last roadway video game prior to the post-season.
Rather Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Chiasson, Andre Burakovsky and Alex Ovechkin were all on target for the visitors who got their 2nd straight and swept the season series with the Blues.
The Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers are securely bunched in the race for the 3rd automated play-off location in the Metropolitan Division with the 2 Wild Cards in the Eastern Conference likewise in play.
Ought to any of the 3 totally downturn and lose all 3 last video games in the routine season then the Florida Panthers might still slip in at the death, however that appears not likely.
New Jersey, who beat the Canadiens in Montreal on Sunday, complete their season versus the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and the abovementioned Capitals.
The Blue Jackets need to deal with the Detroit Red Wings, Penguins and Predators leaving the Flyers with exactly what appears, at least on paper, the simplest schedule of video games versus the New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes and the Rangers.