The Washington Capitals have won their fifth-straight Metropolitan Division title after NHL commissioner Gary Bettman declared the 2019-20 regular season over, Tuesday.
Since 2007, the Capitals have won their division (Southeast/Metropolitan) 10 out of the last 13 seasons.
The Capitals finished the regular season with a 41-20-8 record and won the division by just one standings point (90) over the surging Philadelphia Flyers (89).
On the season the Capitals had a plus-25 goal differential, (240 GF, 215 GA). They finished the season 18-10-5 at home and 23-10-3 on the road. Alex Ovechkin led the team with 48 goals and won his ninth Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy. John Carlson will likely be a finalist for the Norris Trophy at the end of the year as the league’s best defenseman.
The MOST points in the Metropolitan Division.
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) May 26, 2020
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