The Caps grabbed three of six available standings points this week against teams that are far from the NHL’s elite. Their performance was uneven and uninspiring at times, particularly at even strength. So, it is time to take a long look within to right the ship before their play slides further? No. In fact, it’s time to stay the course.
Uneven play is inevitable over an 82-game season, and standings points can be fickle. In the end, the standings are what matter, but over a week’s time a team’s W-L record can be random and cruel. The process is what a team has more control over and the Caps process remains strong, despite the admission above that they looked a bit uneven at time this pass week.
The Caps 54.8 score-adjusted shot attempt percentage is second in the league and they are also on the right side of the scoring chances at 52.7 percent. The song remains the same: This is a very good hockey team who continues to play very good hockey.
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