Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 2-1 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators Thursday night at Verizon Center:
News and notes as the Capitals [26-18-2, 54 points] take on the Ottawa Senators [23-16-6, 52 points] at VerizonCenter [6:30 p.m. Capitals Central, CSN]:
The only team to beat the Capitals in April could have a significant boost to its lineup when the clubs meet again Thursday at Verizon Center.
Now that the Capitals have locked up the Southeast Division and will begin the Stanley Cup playoffs as the No. 3 seed in the East, who will they face in Round 1?