I know we’re already a game into the Stanley Cup Playoffs (due to deadlines, the results of Wednesday’s opener against the Rangers were not available), but the lessons from the regular season and last year’s heartbreaking opening series against the Flyers still have plenty of time to be applied.
Tuesday night’s road win over the Nashville Predators finally got the Washington Capitals off of their four-game losing streak, but the Capitals need to continue to improve in some areas in order to maintain or improve their position in the Eastern Conference Standings.
2008 was a wild ride for the Washington Capitals. And with the club currently boasting a franchise-best point total, 2009 is already looking like it will feature another frenzied spring.
Entering this season, most of the attention on the Washington Capitals focused on Caps wing Alex Ovechkin.
Washington Capitals Make Headway: Favored to Win the Southeast Division, D.C.’s Prospects Are Looking Up
At the beginning of last season, Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis declared that the team’s three-year rebuilding process was over and that the team’s quest for the playoffs had begun.