Penguins now control playoff fate; updated playoff scenarios

The Pittsburgh Penguins now control their playoff fate.

The New York Islanders choked away that power over the Eastern Conference wild card Monday when they allowed two goals in the opening 63 seconds against the Washington Capitals. New York was never again closer than two goals, and Washington led for the remainder of the game.

Washington scored a pair of empty-net goals in the final five minutes for a 5-2 win at Capital One Arena.

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