Fortnightly Record: 1-0-1 (3 pts)
Overall: 35-8-4 (74 pts)
Well not much happened on the Capitals hockey front over the last two weeks. You can thank Snowzilla for that.
The Capitals had to postpone two of their home games, while the rest of DC was busy digging themselves out from under the roughly 20 inches of snow.
It was also the NHL’s All-Star break, so no games were scheduled over the weekend.
The All-Star Game itself took place on Sunday, January 31st, with a new format this year.
The format is a 3-on-3 knock-out Tournament (20 minutes per game), with a team of All-Star players for each of the four Divisions. The winning team receives $1 million to split amongst its players! Nice incentive.
The Capitals’ team, the Metropolitan Division, lost to the Atlantic Division, 4-3 in the first round. The winning team was the Pacific Division, winning 1-0 over the Atlantic Division.
The Caps All-Stars this year were:
1. Nicklas Backstrom
2. Braden Holtby
3. Evgeny Kuznetsov (replaced Alex Ovechkin, since he sat it out to recover from some lingering injuries.)
The Capitals next home game is Tuesday, February 2nd against Florida.
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January 19, 2016: Capitals at Blue Jackets – Win (6-3)
January 22, 2016: Ducks at Capitals – PPD
January 24, 2016: Penguins at Capitals – PPD
January 27, 2016: Flyers at Capitals – Loss (3-4 OT)
January 18-January 31 Fortnightly Report Card: No grade given for a Snow Day!