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Patrice Bergeron

Capitals running away with the East, Penguins stirring

It certainly looks like the Washington Capitals are running away with the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

The 14-point gap between the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals and the second-place New York Rangers is almost as big as the one between New York and the last-place Columbus Blue Jackets. The Capitals' overall conference lead over the Florida Panthers is 11 points.

Coach Barry Trotz insists his team won't be complacent in the second half of the NHL season.

"We've had a good grasp of playing in the moment and not worrying what we did," Trotz said of the 35-8-4 Capitals, who are atop the NHL coming out of the All-Star break. "There's no...

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