Caps clinch division despite 5-4 OT loss to Sabres

Via: AP

‘Buffalo, meanwhile, celebrated as though it had won a playoff game, which in a way it had. The Sabres are in a mad dash to try to reach the postseason. They are 10th in the Eastern Conference, four points behind the eighth-place New York Rangers. Plus, the Sabres started a stretch run in which they’ll play six games in nine days, including matchups against such top teams as Detroit, Boston and New Jersey.’