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Breaking news: Caps host Habs in first round

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Breaking news: Caps host Habs in first round
Half of Eastern Conference match-ups set with Flyers SO win.
Half of Eastern Conference match-ups set with Flyers SO win

When the Flyers knocked the New York Rangers out of the postseason with its 2-1 shootout win at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, they vaulted from the playoff bubble to the No. 7 seed in the East. That placed Montreal as the No. 8 seed, setting up a first-round series with Eastern Conference No. 1 seed Washington Capitals.

It is also decided that the Stanley Cup champion and No. 4-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins will host No. 5 Ottawa.

The jubilant Flyers now await the result of the 5 p.m. ET game between the Sabres and Devils in New Jersey determine which team is No. 2 seed and host to Philly. The No. 3 seed will host Boston.

 If the Devils get at least one point, they are the second seed and the Flyers opening-round opponent. The Sabres must win in regulation to earn the No. 2 seed.

Quote of the Day

I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.

— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website
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