The Washington Capitals have enjoyed some home cooking over the last nine days. Yet playing five games against some of the weaker competition in the league in their own barn of Verizon Center yielded little for the home team. The Caps lost three of the five games and were outscored at even strength 11-7.
Now the Caps have left D.C. and its average high temperature of 68 degrees (well, until tonight) for colder climes. Now begins their longest road trip of the season, a five-game trek starting in Winnipeg. When the Caps landed in Manitoba on Monday afternoon, the temperature was 36 degrees.
Landed in Winnipeg. Have officially seen my breath for the first time this year…
“You get a chance to spend time with the guys,” defenseman Mike Green said to Adam Vingan of NHL.com and Express. “There’s not much room to get away from each other, so we definitely kind of gel when we’re on the road.”
Although that gelling appears to be off to a rough start.