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NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
x-New Jersey 47 23 3 97 225 181
Philadelphia 40 23 10 90 235 210
Pittsburgh 40 27 8 88 235 222
N.Y. Rangers 39 27 9 87 193 204
N.Y. Islanders 25 41 8 58 186 240
Northeast Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
y-Boston 46 17 10 102 243 171
Montreal 38 27 9 85 223 225
Buffalo 36 30 8 80 222 214
Toronto 31 31 13 75 225 264
Ottawa 32 31 10 74 194 209
Southeast Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
x-Washington 46 23 7 99 245 222
Carolina 41 28 7 89 218 213
Florida 36 28 11 83 207 213
Atlanta 31 38 6 68 231 259
Tampa Bay 24 34 17 65 196 249
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
x-Detroit 49 17 9 107 276 221
Chicago 39 22 11 89 239 196
Columbus 39 28 7 85 207 202
Nashville 36 30 8 80 188 203
St. Louis 35 30 9 79 205 214
Northwest Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Calgary 42 26 6 90 238 228
Vancouver 39 25 9 87 221 202
Edmonton 35 30 9 79 211 225
Minnesota 35 31 8 78 190 182
Colorado 31 41 2 64 191 239
Pacific Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
y-San Jose 48 15 11 107 240 185
Anaheim 37 31 6 80 212 211
Dallas 33 32 9 75 206 228
Los Angeles 31 33 10 72 188 215
Phoenix 31 36 7 69 184 227

Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss or shootout loss.

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

Friday’s Games

Washington 5, Tampa Bay 3

Buffalo 5, Toronto 3

N.Y. Islanders 2, Detroit 0

New Jersey at Chicago, late.

Vancouver at Colorado, late.

Edmonton at Anaheim, late.

Today’s Games

N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Los Angeles at Nashville, 6 p.m.

Buffalo at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Ottawa at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Carolina at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Florida at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Columbus at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Calgary, 10 p.m.

Phoenix at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Scoring Leaders Through March 26
GP G A PTS
Malkin, Pit 75 33 73 106
Ovechkin, Was 72 51 45 96
Crosby, Pit 70 28 68 96
Datsyuk, Det 73 30 59 89
Parise, NJ 73 41 47 88
Kovalchuk, Atl 72 39 46 85
Iginla, Cal 74 31 52 83
Thornton, SJ 74 24 57 81
Savard, Bos 73 22 55 77
Elias, NJ 72 30 47 77
Getzlaf, Ana 73 23 54 77
Backstrom, Was 75 19 58 77
Carter, Phi 73 41 34 75
Cammalleri, Cal 73 36 39 75
Richards, Phi 70 28 46 74
St. Louis, TB 74 28 46 74
Nash, Clb 70 34 37 71
Semin, Was 56 29 42 71
D.Sedin, Van 73 27 44 71
Alfredsson, Ott 71 23 48 71

Friday’s box scores Capitals 5, Lightning 3
Tampa Bay 1 1 1 3
Washington 3 0 2 5

First Period—1, Washington, Ovechkin 52 (Backstrom, Laich), 6:49 (pp). 2, Washington, Backstrom 20 (Ovechkin, Green), 11:17 (pp). 3, Tampa Bay, St. Louis 29 (Pettinger, Lashoff), 15:48. 4, Washington, Backstrom 21 (Green, Ovechkin), 19:38 (pp). Penalties—Morrisonn, Was (tripping), 2:58; Melichar, TB (slashing), 5:22; Smaby, TB (tripping), 5:22; Koci, TB (roughing), 10:31; Jurcina, Was (holding), 12:42; Lashoff, TB (holding), 13:29; Lashoff, TB (holding), 17:58.

Second Period—5, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 19 (Malone, St. Louis), 19:06. Penalties—Artyukhin, TB (interference), 3:27; Lecavalier, TB (holding), 12:19; Kozlov, Was (tripping), 13:54.

Third Period—6, Tampa Bay, Prospal 19 (St. Louis), 2:59. 7, Washington, Pothier 1 (Laich, Aucoin), 4:30. 8, Washington, Ovechkin 53 (Laich), 19:53 (en). Penalties—Kozlov, Was (hooking), :36; Artyukhin, TB (cross-checking), 2:30; Erskine, Was (cross-checking), 2:30; St. Louis, TB (interference), 8:17; Prospal, TB (high-sticking), 13:44.

Shots on Goal—Tampa Bay 9-12-15—36. Washington 16-13-10—39.

Power-play opportunities—Tampa Bay 0 of 4; Washington 3 of 9.

Goalies—Tampa Bay, McKenna 4-5-1 (38 shots-34 saves). Washington, Theodore 29-16-5 (36-33).

Islanders 2, Red Wings 0
N.Y. Islanders 0 2 0 2
Detroit 0 0 0 0

First Period—None. Penalties—Streit, NYI (cross-checking), :27; Kronwall, Det (holding), 6:18; Okposo, NYI (interference), 7:52; Ericsson, Det (high-sticking), 16:00.

Second Period—1, N.Y. Islanders, Nielsen 7 (Okposo, Witt), 8:41 (sh). 2, N.Y. Islanders, Bailey 6 (Jackman), 15:09. Penalties—Tambellini, NYI (hooking), 5:20; Weight, NYI (hooking), 7:54.

Third Period—None. Penalties—Cleary, Det (goaltender interference), 3:25; Martinek, NYI (cross-checking), 11:55; Nielsen, NYI (slashing), 15:22.

Shots on Goal—N.Y. Islanders 12-11-7—30. Detroit 9-14-19—42.

Power-play opportunities—N.Y. Islanders 0 of 3; Detroit 0 of 6.

Goalies—N.Y. Islanders, J.MacDonald 14-24-6 (42 shots-42 saves). Detroit, Osgood 24-7-7 (30-28).

AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division
W L OL SL Pts GF GA
Hartford 40 26 3 3 86 210 197
Providence 39 25 2 5 85 215 203
Manchester 34 29 0 8 76 188 192
Worcester 35 33 1 2 73 201 208
Portland 32 29 3 6 73 211 208
Lowell 31 31 2 6 70 189 214
Springfield 22 38 7 4 55 164 226
East Division
W L OL SL Pts GF GA
Hershey 45 19 1 6 97 268 216
Bridgeport 44 21 3 5 96 214 187
Penguins 44 24 2 2 92 248 191
Binghamton 38 26 5 3 84 213 211
Philadelphia 36 28 2 4 78 197 208
Albany 31 32 3 4 69 195 216
Norfolk 29 35 3 5 66 214 248
WESTERN CONFERENCE North Division

W

L

OL

SL

Pts

GF

GA

x-Manitoba

47

20

0

6

100

222

168

Grand Rapids

41

19

6

6

94

236

196

Hamilton

44

26

3

0

91

239

186

Toronto

35

28

3

6

79

217

207

Syracuse

36

30

4

2

78

189

201

Lake Erie

31

33

3

5

70

179

188

Rochester

26

39

0

7

59

165

236

West Division
W L OL SL Pts GF GA
x-Milwaukee 44 19 3 5 96 203 174
Houston 36 25 1 8 81 193 196
Peoria 37 31 2 2 78 191 198
Rockford 35 30 0 6 76 207 195
Chicago 35 32 3 2 75 207 202
Iowa 31 28 4 8 74 191 232
Quad City 29 30 6 6 70 186 200
San Antonio 29 37 2 4 64 180 228

x-clinched playoff berth

Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss.

Friday’s Games

Hartford 5, Albany 1

Portland 3, Lowell 2

Hershey 4, Binghamton 0

Toronto 3, Philadelphia 0

Providence 3, Manchester 1

Worcester 3, Springfield 2

Grand Rapids 2, Norfolk 1

San Antonio 4, Syracuse 1

Lake Erie 4, Rochester 2

Peoria 4, Milwaukee 3

Quad City 2, Iowa 0

Hamilton at Manitoba, late.

Rockford at Houston, late.

Saturday’s Games

Springfield at Albany, 7 p.m.

Providence at Hartford, 7 p.m.

Bridgeport at Hershey, 7 p.m.

Manchester at Portland, 7 p.m.

Rochester at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m.

Grand Rapids at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

Toronto at Penguins, 7:05 p.m.

Lowell at Worcester, 7:05 p.m.

Lake Erie at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m.

Quad City at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Houston at Peoria, 8 p.m.

Rockford at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

Iowa at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.

NCAA MEN NCAA Tournament All Times EDT NORTHEAST REGIONAL At Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester, N.H. First Round Saturday, March 28

North Dakota (24-14-4) vs. New Hampshire (19-12-5), 2 p.m.

Boston University (31-6-4) vs. Ohio State (23-14-4), 5:30 p.m.

Regional Championship Sunday, March 29

North Dakota-New Hampshire winner vs. Boston University-Ohio State winner, 5:30 p.m.

EAST REGIONAL At Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard Bridgeport, Conn. First Round Friday, March 27

Air Force 2, Michigan 0

Yale (24-7-2) vs. Vermont (20-11-5), 6:30 p.m.

Regional Championship Saturday, March 28

Air Force (28-10-2) vs. Yale-Vermont winner, 6:30 p.m.

MIDWEST REGIONAL At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Mich. First Round Saturday, March 28

Northeastern (25-11-4) vs. Cornell (21-9-4), 4 p.m.

Notre Dame (31-5-3) vs. Bemidji State (18-15-1), 7:30 p.m.

Regional Championship Sunday, March 29

Northeastern-Cornell winner vs. Notre Dame-Bemidji State winner, 8 p.m.

WEST REGIONAL At Mariucci Arena Minneapolis First Round Friday, March 27

Miami (Ohio) 4, Denver 2

Minnesota Duluth (21-12-8) vs. Princeton (22-11-1), 9 p.m.

Regional Championship Saturday, March 28

Miami (Ohio) (21-12-5) vs. Minnesota Duluth-Princeton winner, 9 p.m.

FROZEN FOUR At The Verizon Center Washington Semifinals Thursday, April 9

Northeast champion vs. East champion, 5 or 8:30 p.m.

West champion vs. Midwest champion, 5 or 8:30 p.m.

National Championship Saturday, April 11

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

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