Saturday, January 31, 2009

Capitals shine versus Red Wings

It's official, I don't comprehend this team.

As I sit here, watching the tail end of a full Saturday of hockey (Mats Sundin looks like a poor investment of ten million dollars), and type this entry on my ITouch, I am dumbfounded by how Jekyll and Hyde this team is.

Two weeks ago, these same Capitals were scratching their way past the Islanders and dropping games to the Senators.

This week they managed a gutsy overtime point against the East leading Bruins, and today dusted off the Detroit Red Wings in impressive fashion.

What gives?

Needless to say it seems that the Capitals have been able to play well against playoff caliber teams, which bodes well for them come May.But it will be interesting to see if they can keep up in the race for the number one seed in the East with Boston and New Jersey currently standing in their way.

Washington's schedule the rest of the way is much lighter than the first half which may not be advantageous, as their record versus poorer teams in the league is less than stellar. However, they will have a lot of face time with divisional foes, who are are playing well at the moment.

Whatever comes of the rest of their season, one thing is becoming clear. You won't find many Eastern Conference teams excited to face Ovechkin and the Caps once 82 games are in the books.

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