By the time the Capitals and Bruins meet for the first time next season, the Caps will have already wrapped up their season series against seven other Eastern Conference opponents.
Due to a lockout and late season trade, Martin Erat's 2013 season is hard to judge. The Caps will likely find out a lot more about him this season.
Nine years in a row now the San Jose Sharks have reached the NHL playoffs. That doesn't look to change this season.
The Coyotes finished just about .500 last season. Can they build on that in 2013-14?