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Kings bounce back in big way

Los Angeles poised for run at third Stanley Cup title in five seasons

by Brian Hunter @BrianHunterNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Los Angeles Kings are back in the Stanley Cup Playoffs following a one-year hiatus and are poised to chase their third championship in five seasons. 

Before that can happen, Los Angeles has its sights set on holding off the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks to win the Pacific Division. The Kings haven't finished in first place since the days of Wayne Gretzky, when they won the Smythe Division in 1990-91.

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Caps ride dominant season into Stanley Cup Playoffs

Five reasons why Washington became first team to clinch

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Williams' goal opens the scoring

CAR@WSH: Chimera feeds Williams to give Caps the lead

3/15/16: Jason Chimera feeds Justin Williams in front of the net, who tips it past Eddie Lack, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead in the 2nd period

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The Washington Capitals almost made it look too easy.

After a disappointing finish to the 2014-15 season that saw them blow a 3-1 series lead against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Second Round, the Capitals tinkered with their roster and returned focused on getting over the hump and winning what has been an elusive championship.

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