After Friday’s Caps’ 3-2 win over the Ducks, Adam Vingan of NHL.com put out this tweet:
On Dec. 4, the Capitals trailed the Islanders and Penguins by 12 points each. Two months later, they trail by one and two, respectively.
— Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) February 7, 2015
(If you’re not already following Adam on Twitter, please do so now.)
That’s a pretty impressive run for the Caps. Here’s each Metro team’s record from December 4 to February 6.
A few days removed from Adam’s tweet, the Caps now sit three points behind the Islanders and two behind the Penguins. Let’s take a look, at the team level, at some of the possible underlying factors behind the Caps’ substantial gains in the standings since early December.