Fortnightly Record: 6-1 (12 pts)
Overall: 34-8-3 (71 pts)
Justin Williams punctuated the Capitals 5-2 victory over the hated Rangers on Sunday, with a hat trick. Only his second hat trick of his career. Williams has been a great pick-up for the Caps this year, second only to Alex Ovechkin in goals scored (16) and 4th on the team in total points (31).
Braden Holtby (Goalie) also left the game with dehydration, but seems like he’ll back and just fine.
The Capitals own a jaw-dropping 17 point lead over the New York Islanders in the Metropolitan Division. The lead just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
They had another 5-game winning streak, snapped in Buffalo, and managed to win six out of the last seven.
The Capitals are playing lights out. Almost no one can beat them. The only thing left to wonder, at just over halfway through the season, is if they can sustain this pace into the post-season. They have been notorious at not meeting expectations in recent years.
But…rather than dwell on that too much now, let’s enjoy the ride, because it will be fast and furious.
The Capitals next play Tuesday, January 19 at Columbus. Then they have the perfect remedy for the cold in DC, a 5-game home stand. Among the teams they play include Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and the Islanders.
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January 5, 2016: Capitals at Bruins – Win (3-2)
January 7, 2016: Capitals at Islanders – Win (4-1)
January 9, 2016: Capitals at Rangers – Win (4-3 OT)
January 10, 2016: Senators at Capitals – Win (7-1)
January 14, 2016: Canucks at Capitals – Win (4-1)
January 16, 2016: Capitals at Sabres – Loss (1-4)
January 17, 2016: Rangers at Capitals – Win (5-2)
January 4-January 17 Fortnightly Report Card: A-