The Washington Capitals scored another touchdown Monday night, and I’m running out of positive adjectives to describe this team.
After falling behind 1-0, the Caps scored six unanswered goals because I guess they just felt like it.
Tonight marks the sixth time the Caps have scored six or more goals in their last 13 games.
Andre Burakovsky had an eventful first period. The 21-year-old forward extended his point streak to six games after assisting on Dmitry Orlov’s power-play goal. He also may have lost part of a tooth.
Late in the period, a forechecking Burakovsky tried to take the puck to the net. Instead Noah Hanifin tripped Burakovsky and high-sticked the former Swedish teen model as he fell to the ice.
Burakovsky was a bloody mess.
The Washington Capitals are absolutely on fire, folks. After scoring seven goals against the Penguins Monday, the Caps went out and did it again against the St. Louis Blues.
Let me hit you up with some asinine stats. The Caps have scored five or more goals in eight of their last 11 games. They’ve also scored six or more goals in four of their last nine.
According to Tarik El-Bashir, 18 different Capitals have scored during the last 11 games. According to Ben Raby, the Caps have scored 25 times in the last four games and none of those tallies have come from Alex Ovechkin’s stick (6 assists).
Thursday in St. Louis, the Capitals chased goaltender Jake Allen twice. In the same game. Every Caps forward tallied a point by the second period.
I’m thinking this good luck can’t last forever so let’s enjoy this while it lasts. Here are all the Capitals goals from tonight.
The Washington Capitals held an optional practice in front of a full house, Saturday. Half the team, including Head Coach Barry Trotz, was not on the ice. Everyone was energized and in high spirits from the 6-0 shutout against the Chicago Blackhawks the night before.
Instead of a puck, Daniel Winnik started the warm-up with a perforated practice golf ball. Later Braden Holtby and Nate Schmidt shared a silly moment after Schmidt and Dmitry Orlov put a shot past the netminder. Holtbeast playfully slashed Schmidt’s legs, whose dramatics ensued for a fun set of images. Holtby’s face after his payback was priceless.
Post-practice Matt Niskanen even tried to hide from the camera and we shared a laugh. It was a great welcome back to the hockey grind. Enjoy these snaps from the morning practice.
Tuesday night, the Washington Wizards pulled out a thrilling 101-99 victory over the Chicago Bulls, and one popular Capitals player was there to cheer them on.
21-year-old left wing Andre Burakovsky had lower bowl seats to watch John Wall hit a game-winning jumper with five seconds left in the game.
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