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The Capitals hope for a smooth trip to Florida.
Despite other teams practically giving their playoff positioning to Washington, the Capitals still need to win hockey games.
And thanks to the schedule makers, that will be easier to do down the stretch.
Over a span of five games in early April, the Capitals play the two Florida-based NHL teams a total of three times, closing out the season series with both clubs in the process.
On April 6, the Capitals visit Sunrise, Florida for the second and final time this season as they play the Florida Panthers. Florida currently has a league-worst 22 points.
And on both April 7 and April 13, the Capitals play host to the Tampa Bay Lightning. As of Wednesday night's games, Tampa Bay was was in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with 27 points, a mere two points ahead of the Capitals.
Thanks to this bundle of divisional match ups against inferior foes, the Capitals have the opportunity to make a late push into the playoff picture.