WASHINGTON -- The Sabres, who are hoping to climb into a sixth-place tie with Montreal tonight, will visit a Capitals squad that can clinch the Southeast Division title for the fourth straight season. The Caps need a victory and a Tampa Bay loss in Minnesota to claim the crown.
Other tidbits on the matchup in Verizon Center:
*The Capitals went 12-2-1 in March, the best month of March in franchise history.
*Washington has played 23 overtime and shootout games, one shy of the franchise record set last season.
*The Caps are third in the NHL in penalty killing at 86.2 percent.
*The Sabres lead the all-time series 80-40-15 with a 38-20-9 record in the capital.
*The Sabres have allowed only one power-play goal over the past 12 games (36 for 37).
*Buffalo has never lost to the Capitals in overtime or a shootout.
*The Sabres are starting their 21st of 22 sets of back-to-back games. They are 11-8-1 in the first game and 9-8-3 in the second.