News and notes as the Capitals [12-10-2] prepare to face off against the Ottawa Senators [9-11-4] tonight at Verizon Center [7 p.m., CSN]:
2012-13: 25-17-6, 56 points
Now might be a good time for Capitals fans to root for the Ottawa Senators to finish anywhere but sixth in the Eastern Conference standings.
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?