Senators clinch playoff spot with overtime win

Senators' Milan Michalek (9), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (L), Jakob Silfverberg (2nd R) and Erik Karlsson...

Senators' Milan Michalek (9), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (L), Jakob Silfverberg (2nd R) and Erik Karlsson (R) celebrate the first goal of the game against the Capitals in Washington April 25, 2013. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:51 AM ET

WASHINGTON - Erik Karlsson proved to be an Achilles heel for the Washington Capitals Thursday night.

And, he helped pave the way to the post-season for the Senators.

After suffering a 70% cut to his Achilles tendon only 10 weeks ago, the Senators' top defenceman made a heroic return as the club qualified for the playoffs with a 2-1 OT victory over the Caps at the Verizon Center.


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