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NHL: Boston Bruins top Washington Capitals 4-2, clinch Atlantic Division

Published March 29, 2014 11:45 pm

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Washington • Carl Soderberg and Jarome Iginla scored 41 seconds apart in the second period to break open a close game, and the Boston Bruins clinched the Atlantic Division title Saturday with a 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Iginla scored twice to reach the 30-goal mark, and Patrice Bergeron added a goal as the Bruins won for the 14th time in 15 games. Chad Johnson made 31 saves, and he and Tuukka Rask have combined to allow only 13 goals over 11 games.

Jason Chimera and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored, and Braden Holtby stopped 32 shots for the Capitals.

Avalanche 3, Sharks 2 • In Denver, Semyon Varlamov had a season-high 47 saves and Colorado clinched its first playoff berth in four years by beating San Jose. Center John Mitchell had a goal and an assist. EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

y-Boston 74 51 17 6 108 237 155

Montreal 76 43 26 7 93 199 189

Tampa Bay 74 41 24 9 91 221 198

Detroit 74 34 26 14 82 199 211

Toronto 76 36 32 8 80 220 239

Ottawa 73 30 29 14 74 210 246

Florida 75 27 40 8 62 179 244

Buffalo 74 20 45 9 49 142 222

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

x-Pittsburgh 74 47 22 5 99 228 184

N.Y. Rangers 75 41 30 4 86 200 183

Philadelphia 73 39 27 7 85 210 206

Columbus 74 38 30 6 82 208 200

Washington 74 34 28 12 80 214 222

New Jersey 74 31 28 15 77 178 192

Carolina 74 32 32 10 74 186 208

N.Y. Islanders 74 29 35 10 68 206 247

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

x-St. Louis 74 50 17 7 107 240 168

x-Colorado 74 47 21 6 100 227 202

Chicago 75 42 18 15 99 247 196

Minnesota 75 38 26 11 87 186 189

Dallas 74 36 27 11 83 214 212

Winnipeg 74 33 32 9 75 206 216

Nashville 75 32 32 11 75 186 226

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

x-San Jose 76 47 20 9 103 232 184

x-Anaheim 73 47 18 8 102 234 186

Los Angeles 74 43 25 6 92 185 157

Phoenix 75 36 27 12 84 206 212

Vancouver 75 34 30 11 79 183 201

Calgary 74 31 36 7 69 189 217

Edmonton 74 26 39 9 61 184 244

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

Saturday's Games

N.Y. Islanders 2, New Jersey 1, SO

Boston 4, Washington 2

Colorado 3, San Jose 2

Tampa Bay 4, Buffalo 3, OT

Detroit 4, Toronto 2

Montreal 4, Florida 1

Columbus 3, Carolina 2, OT

Dallas 4, St. Louis 2

Minnesota 3, Phoenix 1

Anaheim at Vancouver, late

Winnipeg at Los Angeles, late

Sunday's Games

Boston at Philadelphia, 10:30 a.m.

Calgary at Ottawa, 3 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Detroit, 3 p.m.

Chicago at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m.

Washington at Nashville, 6 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Edmonton, 6 p.m.