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Associated Press, Published April 23 2013

Capitals clinch Southeast Division with win over Jets

WASHINGTON – The Washington Capitals clinched the Southeast Division title Tuesday night, completing a stark turnaround in a lockout-shortened season with a 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Winnipeg 0 2 1 – 3

Washington 2 2 1 – 5

First period: 1, Washington, Hendricks 5 (Beagle), 3:12. 2, Washington, Chimera 3 (Perreault, Green), 17:53.

Second period: 3, Winnipeg, Kane 17 (Byfuglien), :16 (pp). 4, Winnipeg, Wheeler 18 (Antropov), 14:11. 5, Washington, Backstrom 8 (Ovechkin, Erskine), 14:48. 6, Washington, Perreault 6 (Hillen, Chimera), 17:34.

Third period: 7, Winnipeg, Antropov 6 (Hainsey), 11:50. 8, Washington, Ovechkin 31 (Backstrom, Johansson), 19:31 (en).

Shots on Goal – Winnipeg 7-9-11 – 27. Washington 13-18-10 – 41.

Goalies: Winnipeg, Pavelec. Washington, Holtby. A – 18,506 (18,506). T – 2:36.