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Penguins lock up second place in Metropolitan

Defeat Capitals in overtime, deny Holtby wins record

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

WASHINGTON -- Sidney Crosby scored 4:00 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 win against the Washington Capitals and home-ice advantage for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"We've worked hard to get to that point, and I think that we've just got to keep in mind what got us here and make sure we continue to play the same way," Crosby said.

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Win secures second seed in Metropolitan for Penguins

Pittsburgh earns home ice in first round of playoffs with victory; Capitals' Holtby can tie Brodeur's single-season record

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

PENGUINS (47-25-8) at CAPITALS (55-17-7)

TV: SN360, ROOT, CSN-DC, NHL.TV

WASHINGTON -- Winners of seven consecutive games and 13 of 14, the Pittsburgh Penguins could clinch the No. 2 seed in the Metropolitan Division and home-ice advantage for the Eastern Conference First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a win against the Washington Capitals on Thursday. 

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