Fortnightly Record: 5-0-1 (11 pts)
Overall: 18-5-2 (38 pts)
The Capitals are hot now, winning six straight games before finally succumbing to the Winnipeg Jets on the road in overtime.
But they have won five of six games over the last two weeks and sit only 1 point behind the New York Rangers for first place. The Rangers have also played three more games overall, so it should be easy for the Capitals to regain first place.
Alex Ovechkin is tied for 10th place in goals scored in the league (12), while Nicklas Backstrom (9) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (8) are close behind. Kuznetsov also leads the Capitals with 26 offensive points (8 goals/18 assists).
It is suddenly looking bright for DC sports. The Washington Football Team is in first place (pending tonight’s Monday Night Football game outcome vs. Dallas) and the Capitals are looking like the cream of the NHL so far.
They knocked off the powerhouse, Montreal Canadiens, on the road last Thursday. An impressive feat against the current #1 team in the Eastern Conference.
An exciting few months of hockey are in store.
November 23, 2015: Oilers at Capitals – Win (1-0)
November 25, 2015: Jets at Capitals – Win (5-3)
November 27, 2015: Lightning at Capitals – Win (4-2)
November 28, 2015: Capitals at Maple Leafs – Win (4-2)
December 3, 2015: Capitals at Canadiens – Win (3-2)
December 5, 2015: Capitals at Jets – Loss (1-2 OT)
November 23-December 6 Fortnightly Report Card: A