Lindy Ruff


2012-13 Record: 22-22-4, 48 points 

Where they finished: 5th in the Pacific; 11th in the West; 29th in NHL


For the next four days will continue our team-by-team look at the three divisions in the Eastern Conference.


The Stanley Cup playoffs are still a week away and already the Capitals and Sabres are trying to get inside each others helmets with a war of words.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Exactly one week ago tonight, the Caps were thumped in Toronto, 7-1, falling to a team beset by injuries to key personnel.


When the Capitals visit the Buffalo Sabres tonight they'll be facing a team looking to rebound from its worst loss of the season, an 8-1 shellacking in Columbus on Friday.