The Caps are on a roll. They’ve won three in a row, eight of their last 10, and as things stand before the start of play on Sunday, they sit in first place in the league’s toughest division. What a difference a month can make.
There’s reasons to think this success can continue (hello Kuznetsov-Vrana combo and #TopLineTom). But, as Peter recently pointed out, there’s some concerning things going on with this team.
I’m not nearly as confident as I once was that this team will be one of the top teams in the league at the end of the season. But things have come together for this team recently. I think this team is clearly playoff-worthy, but given the current playoff format and the strength of the Metro, it’s not a lock. Not yet.
Three things I’m highly interested in keeping an eye on as this season continues:
The more yeses to those three questions, the better of this team is going to be.
Let’s take a deeper dive into the numbers to see where things stand for the first place Washington Capitals.
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