There’s not much that can be said about the Capitals that hasn’t already been said. Dominate. Better than everyone they play. Relentless. Tough. They were down 3-0 to Tampa on Friday and then scored 5 unanswered, including 2 from the American Hero TJ Oshie and 2 from Ovi.
And then last night the Caps had a terrible end to the first period, allowing the Rangers to go up 3-1. The Caps were playing like shit and the defense looked very tired. So all they did was come out and score 6 more, destroying the Rangers 7-3 in their house. Chased Hank to the bench. Ovi and Oshie both scored again, and Justin Williams and Backstrom both had 3 point nights as the Caps won their 5th in a row with no signs of stopping. A little adversity doesn’t hurt this team. A bad bounce, a fluke goal, it doesn’t matter. When Holtby (now 21-4-1) is in net, this team is never out of it. When the Caps get a PP, you might as well just chalk up the goal.
And that’s why they sit uptop not just the Metro, not just the East, but the league.
Best goal differential and the least number of goals against.
And the best part is it’s a complete team effort. It’s not Ovi scoring 60 goals this year and putting the team on his back. Through 32 games the Caps already have 5 10 goal scorers, and there’s a possibility they end with 10 different double digit goal scorers.
The Caps can play .500 hockey the rest of the season and still finish with 100 points. I can’t believe we aren’t even halfway done with the regular season yet, I can’t wait for the playoffs.