Capitals become 1st team to reach 100 points


The Washington Capitals are the first team to hit the 100-point mark this season, thanks to a 2-1 overtime win in Boston on Saturday.

The two points were earned one night after Washington lost on home ice to the New York Rangers, continuing a trend of great resilience shown by Barry Trotz's squad this season.

The Capitals now sit 15 points clear of idle Chicago and Dallas atop the NHL standings, and are all but sure to win the Presidents' Trophy as the league's top regular-season club.

Since the award was instituted prior to the 1985-86 season, only eight winners have gone on to hoist the Stanley Cup.

Washington's ability to shake off losses, then, bodes well for that long-awaited run deep into the playoffs.

Capitals become 1st team to reach 100 points
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