As mentioned earlier, all Boston had to do was earn a point in tonight's game against Washington for the Islanders to be officially eliminated from the playoff hunt.

The Bruins fell 3-2 to the Eastern Conference-leading Caps in OT, but in doing so earned a point.

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That means the Islanders miniscule chance of making the playoffs is now zilch.

Islanders are 4-1 in their past five games, so they have shown little signs of packing it in. Should be interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out...