Fortnightly Record: 6-1 (12 pts)
Overall: 6-1 (12 pts)
And we’re off! The 2015-16 NHL season is underway, and the Capitals have started quickly out of the gate.
Save for one bad game, the Caps have been impressive in their six victories so far, outscoring their opponents 29-13.
Alex Ovechkin has made a strong statement, scoring 5 goals, with 4 assists, already. Well on pace to reach the 50 goal plateau once again.
Evgeny Kuznetsoz (8 assists) and Nicklas Backstrom (4 goals) have also made huge offensive contributions.
The defense has also been solid, and Bradon Holtby (5 wins, 2.03 Goals Against) is looking like an elite goaltender once again.
This season should be fun.
We do need to get rid of the bad taste of last year’s ridiculous playoff collapse to the Rangers! (Things are looking up for DC sports overall: DC United made the playoffs and the Washington Football Team put together a last-ditch comeback to save their season. For now.)
(Note: Last season we did a Weekly Report Card. Depending on interest, we may consider that format again after the holidays.)
October 10, 2015: Devils at Capitals – Win (5-3)
October 13, 2015: Sharks at Capitals – Loss (0-5)
October 15, 2015: Blackhawks at Capitals – Win (4-1)
October 17, 2015: Hurricanes at Capitals – Win (4-1)
October 20, 2015: Capitals at Flames – Win (6-2)
October 22, 2015: Capitals at Canucks – Win (3-2)
October 23, 2015: Capitals at Oilers – Win (7-4)
October 10-October 25 Fortnightly Report Card: A