The Capitals’ 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins was their 41st game of the season. The halfway point.
Let’s take a quick moment, without any pomp or heavy opinions (except GIFs), to appreciate where the Caps are right now.
The Capitals currently sit 8th in the Eastern Conference, essentially tied with Pittsburgh.
They are second in Southeast Division, one point ahead of the Winnipeg Jets and four behind the Florida Panthers. The bright side is that the Caps have played one game fewer than those teams. Still, the Caps are battling for standing in the division that used to be their feeding ground.
As Neil Greenberg pointed out on the Post Tuesday, the Caps’ home record is 5th best in the league. Their road record is 24th.