The Capitals will open their 40th anniversary season at home on Oct.
The top two teams in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season will meet in the second-round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a berth in the Eastern Conference Finals at stake.
With the Stanley Cup Playoffs set to begin Wednesday, CSNWashington.com is previewing each of the eight first round matchups.
It only took 47 seconds for the Penguins to score their first goal on Monday night, and the Caps took too long to get going.
News and notes as the Capitals [22-16-8, 52 points] visit the Pittsburgh Penguins [33-12-2, 68 points] tonight at ConsolEnergyCenter [8 p.m., NBCSN]: