Friday, January 30, 2009

Remember when we were second?

In the midst of all that "we have to chase down Boston!" talk, we forgot that the New Jersey Devils are nipping at our heels.

What's even more interesting is that the Florida Panthers have climbed into the playoff picture and sit 10 points behind the Capitals. The next team in line? The Carolina Hurricanes. Three teams from the Southeast division this postseason is not a far-fetched idea.

With the Red Wings on Saturday, and then a grueling four games in seven days to start February, the Capitals can't afford to get lazy, that is unless they want to piss away the lead they built in the Southeast.

The next week of hockey is going to be a rapid-fire test that will either put the Capitals back in the hunt for first place or leave them defending the Southeast slot until April.

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