Sports Park: Capitals Weekly Report Card — 3/30-4/5/15

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Weekly Record: 3-1 (7 pts)

Overall: 44-25-11 (99 pts)
Clinched playoff berth!

The Caps are in the playoffs! The Caps are in the playoffs!

In other news, Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal. This marks the sixth time in his career he has reached this milestone. And he’s only the sixth player in NHL history to do this. Not bad.

Then, on Thursday, he scored two more goals to become the Capitals all-time franchise leader in goals scored with 472. Pretty good.

During the week the Capitals moved into 2nd place in the Metropolitan division for a brief drop of the puck. It didn’t last as the Caps fell to the pesky Senators, who would not bow out of the playoff race gracefully, in a shoot-out. The Caps made a furious three goal really to send the game into overtime and get a point for their efforts. Nice.

Now after beating the Red Wings 2-1 on Sunday, they move back into 2nd place and clinched a playoff spot. Excellent.

Two games left to decide who they play in the 1st round.

Today you can celebrate by enjoying the Washington Nationals’ Opening Day.

 

Results

March 31, 2015: Hurricanes at Capitals – WIN (4-2)

April 2, 2015: Capitals at Canadiens – WIN (5-4 SO)

April 4, 2015: Capitals at Senators – LOSS (3-4 SO)

April 5, 2015: Capitals at Red Wings – WIN (2-1)

 

March 30-April 5 Weekly Report Card: A

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Sports Park: Capitals Weekly Report Card — 3/23-3/29/15

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Weekly Record: 2-1 (4 pts)

Overall: 41-25-10 (92 pts)
+6 pt advantage for playoff spot

The Capitals needed that overtime win against the Devils last Thursday. After conceding a heartbreaking goal that tied the game with 30 seconds remaining, the Caps got a quick OT goal and salvaged the two points.

After a huge letdown against Nashville at home on Saturday, the Capitals went into New York and skated away with a 5-2 victory over the 1st place Rangers. Alex Ovechkin scored two more goals to increase his lead over 2nd place by nine goals (49).

Thankfully the Ottawa Senators turned cold this past week, losing 3 straight, largely due to an injury to their goalie. The Caps have some breathing room in the playoff hunt.

Only six games remain. Let’s go Caps!

 

Results

March 26, 2015: Devils at Capitals – WIN (3-2 OT)

March 28, 2015: Predators at Capitals – LOSS (3-4)

March 29, 2015: Capitals at Rangers – WIN (5-2)

 

March 23-March 29 Weekly Report Card: B

 

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Sports Park: Capitals Weekly Report Card — 3/9-3/15/15

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Weekly Record: 1-2 (2 pts)

Overall: 37-23-10 (84 pts)
+7 pt advantage for playoff spot

The Capitals capped off their 5-game home stand with a 2-0 shutout of Boston. About time they did something at home. They finished with only two wins in those five games.

The road to the playoffs is not getting any easier.

Alex Ovechkin scored another goal (45), and continues to lead the league with a six goal advantage over Rick Nash of the Rangers.

This week the Caps have three road games. They need to get some points.

 

Results

March 11, 2015: Rangers at Capitals – LOSS (1-3)

March 13, 2015: Stars at Capitals – LOSS (2-4)

March 15, 2015: Bruins at Capitals – WIN (2-0)

 

March 9-March 15 Weekly Report Card: D+

 

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Sports Park: Capitals Weekly Report Card — 3/2-3/8/15

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Weekly Record: 2-1 (4 pts)

Overall: 36-21-10 (82 pts)
+10 pt advantage for playoff spot

The Capitals have 15 games left and a healthy lead for a playoff berth. But they continue to play at a mediocre level.

Until Saturday night when they exploded for six goals, including another for Alex Ovechkin (44). Granted it was against the lowly Sabres, but any win at this point in the season is key.

Will they be good enough to win a playoff series? Let’s get there first.

 

Results

March 2, 2015: Capitals at Blue Jackets – WIN (5-3)

March 5, 2015: Wild at Capitals – LOSS (1-2)

March 7, 2015: Sabres at Capitals – WIN (6-1)

 

March 2-March 8 Weekly Report Card: B

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Sports Park: Capitals Weekly Report Card – 2/23-3/1/15

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Weekly Record: 1-2 (2 pts)

Overall: 34-20-10 (78 pts)
+9 pt advantage for playoff spot

Nooooo! The Caps headed into last Sunday’s game on a 3-game losing streak. After a 4-game winning streak, this is the worst time to lose their cool.

But in fine form on Sunday, the Caps raked the Maple Leafs, 4-0, to get back on track.

Alex Ovechkin had two more goals, and continues to lead the league (41).

This week the Caps play a couple bad teams, including Buffalo, so it’s the perfect time to start another winning streak.

 

Results

February 25, 2015: Penguins at Capitals – LOSS (3-4)

February 27, 2015: Capitals at Hurricanes – LOSS (0-3)

March 1, 2015: Maple Leafs at Capitals – WIN (4-0)

 

Feb. 23-Mar. 1 Weekly Report Card: C-

 

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