Ted Leonsis says Capitals will make ‘the necessary adjustments’ to continue competing for Stanley Cup
Washington Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis addressed the Capitals’ 2021-22 season and thanked fans for their support in a heartfelt writeup on his blog Ted’s Take, Monday.
The Capitals finished with a 44-26—12 record and finished the season with 100 standings points, good for the second wild-card spot (8th place) in the Eastern Conference. The Capitals were eliminated for the fourth consecutive season in the first round. They have not won a playoff series since 2018 when they won the franchise’s first Stanley Cup.
The 2021-22 campaign was highlighted by Alex Ovechkin’s ninth 50-goal season. Ovechkin now has 780 career goals and sits 21 behind Gordie Howe and 114 behind Wayne Gretzky with four seasons left in the five-year extension he signed last summer.