Photo: Perry Nelson
Things are going very well for the Washington Capitals. At 6-1-0, they lead the Metropolitan Division and are tied for the second most standing points in the league. Heading into Saturday night, several Caps were at or near the top of the league’s leaderboards.
Capitals GM Brian MacLellan should be swinging his pants around his head like a helicopter right now. Let’s recap.
Evgeny Kuznetsov is second behind David Krejci. Defenseman John Carlson is 8th, while Alex Ovechkin sits in 11th.
Kuznetsov, with 9, leads all players. Ovechkin (8) is fifth.
Despite missing the first three games of the season due to injury and centering the Capitals’ second line since his return, Backstrom (1.75) is putting up the most points per game.
Carlson is leading a whole bunch of other good offensive defensemen in points (10). Brooks Orpik (3 points) sits 41st. Attaboy, Batya.
Kuznetsov, with 8, is third in a tie with Carlson.
Alex Ovechkin, who missed a game against the Sharks, scored in five straight games before seeing his streak end Friday against the Oilers. He’s one goal behind the league leaders.
He’s the Holtbeast and he’s won 5 of his first 6 games.
On Sunday, Pat will have our first snapshot of the year. It should be full of even more juicy hockey goodness.
Good morning, the Caps are 3rd in NHL in SA% (per War on Ice) and second overall in points. pic.twitter.com/zzWEfnGJ8O
— Pat Holden (@pfholden) October 24, 2015
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