Fortnightly Record: 4-2 (8 pts)
Overall: 10-3 (20 pts)
The Capitals are still playing well after one full month of NHL hockey. After the thrilling last second goal by Nicklas Backstrom to tie the game against Toronto, and the subsequent win in the shoot-out, a glow of optimism pervades DC.
They sit in second place, only two points behind the also red-hot New York Rangers. In fact, the Capitals last loss came to the Rangers on the road. Granted, they have played more home games so far (8), but they have found ways to win both on the road and at home.
Alex Ovechkin is 7th in goals scored so far, but hasn’t played quite to his full potential yet as the best player in hockey, but when he does, look out.
The Capitals play three of their next four games on the road, including two in Detroit. Next up is Tuesday, November 10, against those same Red Wings.
October 28, 2015: Pittsburgh at Capitals – Loss (1-3)
October 30, 2015: Columbus at Capitals – Win (2-1)
October 31, 2015: Capitals at Panthers – Win (2-1 OT)
November 3, 2015: Capitals at Rangers – Loss (2-5)
November 5, 2015: Bruins at Capitals – Win (4-1)
November 7, 2015: Maple Leafs at Capitals – Win (3-2 SO)
October 26-November 8 Fortnightly Report Card: B