The Senators frustrated the Capitals into taking penalties. If they face each other in the playoffs that will need to change.
The Capitals do not have a winning record against any of their potential first-round opponents.
Before coming to the Capitals, Eric Fehr and Aaron Volpatti were hoping to salvage their NHL careers.
Braden Holtby shined and Alex Ovechkin scored two goals as the Capitals moved three points ahead of the Jets with their win in Montreal.