Success for the Washington Capitals

Brian Moran, staff writer

The Washington Capitals, fresh off their 2018 Stanley Cup Championship, started their new season off hot, scoring a combined 13 goals through two games, including a 7-0 opening rout of the Boston Bruins. This tied the franchise record and is leading the NHL.

Since then the Capitals have cooled down winning four and losing four.

Backup Goaltending was a concern for the Capitals during the offseason, but backup goalie Phoenix Copley picked up his first NHL win in a 4-3 shootout against the Calgary Flames last Saturday.

Capitals star and Captain Alex Ovechkin is still on fire, as he looks to break Wayne Gretzky’s record of 894 goals.

He has already passed two NHL legends this year alone and currently sits at 16th all-time with 615 total goals and is one of only two active players in the top 20 entering his age 33 season.

The Capitals next play the Canadiens Thursday night, with games against the Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers in the coming week.

The Capitals lost to the Oilers earlier in the season by a score of 4-1, and look to rebound and take control of the Metropolitan Division.