Fortnightly Record: 5-2 (10 pts)
Overall: 45-12-4 (94 pts)
Well, in the only game I managed to attend this season (February 24th against the Canadiens), the Capitals decided not to show up until the last ten minutes of the third period. Far too late to overcome a three goal deficit, but at least they kept it entertaining for those that stuck around.
With 21 games remaining, the Caps should have no problem qualifying for the playoffs. The only question is, can they finish the season as division winners, with the #1 seed AND have enough juice to make a run in the playoffs? We hope. We hope.
Alex Ovechkin brings his league leading goal scoring ability (40 goals) to the upcoming three game homestand. He looked flat and uninspired on the 24th, but rebounded for a goal in the game after. With 312 shots on goal so far this season (52 better than the next best), he is definitely getting his chances.
The Caps next play at home on Tuesday, March 1st against Pittsburgh. Then they play Toronto and New York Rangers to close out the homestand.
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February 16, 2016: Kings at Capitals – Win (3-1)
February 18, 2016: Capitals at Islanders – Win (3-2 OT)
February 20, 2016: Devils at Capitals – Win (4-3)
February 22, 2016: Coyotes at Capitals – Win (3-2)
February 24, 2016: Canadiens at Capitals – Loss (3-4) (Attended)
February 26, 2016: Wild at Capitals – Win (3-2)
February 28, 2016: Capitals at Blackhawks – Loss (2-3)
February 15-February 28 Fortnightly Report Card: B