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Penguins Clinch Metropolitan After Flyers Lose

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[April 04, 2014]  (Reuters)  The Pittsburgh Penguins wrapped up the National Hockey League's first Metropolitan Division title on Thursday after rivals Philadelphia lost 2-0 to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Penguins, who beat Winnipeg 4-2 later on Thursday, will take on a wildcard team to open the playoffs.

It is the eighth division title for the Penguins, who also have three Stanley Cups, the last one coming in 2008-09.

Pittsburgh still have a slight chance at claiming the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference after Boston failed to clinch it on Thursday with a 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto.

The Bruins still have an eight-point lead on Pittsburgh.

(Reporting by Ben Everill in Los Angeles; editing by Peter Rutherford)

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