Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Caps Weekly

Sorry about the lack of posts this past week. It has been terribly busy for me with work, then I got sick, and then that stupid groundhog dumped 20 inches of snow on me. And now he is sending more...damn him!

Anyways...here is your weekly Caps report and I assure regular posting will resume later this week.

Winning Continues

The Capitals are only 4 wins away from setting a new NHL record for consecutive wins. They are currently #3 with 14 straight but the (I believe) 92-93 Pens won 17 in a row. (It might be a different year but it is the Pens). Unfortunately the best the Caps can do before the Olympic break is tie the record as they have only 3 games remaining this month.

Ovechkin and Backstrom Dominating

Ovi was named the NHL's 1st star of the week for the 3rd time this season and the 2nd time in the last 4 weeks. Meanwhile Nicky Backstrom was named the 3rd star of the week for the 2nd consecutive week. Impressive for the individuals but the team winning streak is still the #1 story.

Kovalchuk Traded

All that speculation of the Caps getting Ilya Kovalchuk from the Thrashers is over with as the winger was traded to the Devils this past week. I would imagine that the recent success the Caps have experienced is leading them to believe that they don't need that much more to make a legitimate run at the cup this Spring.

Upcoming Schedule

The last week before the Olympics sees the Caps hit the road for 3 straight games. Will the added travel hurt their streak? Hopefully not.
  • Wednesday - @ Montreal
  • Thursday - @ Ottawa
  • Saturday - @ St. Louis
The Ottawa game is the most interesting of the bunch as the Senators are 11-1 in their last 12 games. They had won 11 straight before losing to Toronto on Sunday.

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