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Capitals clinch playoff berth with Senators' loss to Maple Leafs

Charles LeClaire / Reuters

After a 3-2 shootout win by the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Ottawa Senators Sunday night, the Washington Capitals clinched a playoff spot. 

The Capitals needed the Senators to lose in any fashion against the Maple Leafs after they defeated the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 earlier in the day. 

Washington will return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2012-13 season. 

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