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Stanley Cup Playoff clinching scenario for March 18

Capitals can earn spot with win against Lightning on Saturday

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The Washington Capitals can become the first team to clinch a berth in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Saturday.

The Capitals will ensure a trip to the playoffs if they defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning (7 p.m. ET; SUN, CSN-DC, NHL.TV) in any fashion.

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