Panthers 4, Hurricanes 3
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Of course, all of this means nothing if the Caps can't win or tie in regulation against the Florida Panthers. The biggest game of the season for the Capitals happens to be their last game of the season. Clearly if the Panthers can walk into RBC Center and steal a win, they can do it at Verizon Center as well.
Update: Boston, Ottawa, and Philadelphia have all clinched a playoff spot. The only possible way for Carolina to make the playoffs is with a Capitals regulation loss to the Panthers.