The Washington Capitals have a 5-4-1 record since their time off in mid-February. Normally, being a bit above a .500 points percentage isn’t bad, but for a team with Cup aspirations it’s been dispiriting.
Some have blamed the bye week for the Caps’ slump. One fan put it this way:
f$&k the bye week
— Capital Bobbler (@capitalbobbler) March 1, 2017
I don’t agree. I watched and covered Thursday’s game at San Jose, and — besides the result and the hour — I thought it was a solid game of road hockey by the league’s best team. I’m pretty confident the Caps are still good. Maybe they’re just not as lucky anymore.