Are the Capitals simply on a hot streak? Or are they beginning to show they are for real?
Alex Ovechkin helped the Caps retake the lead late in the second period and they never looked back as they held on to beat the Avalanche 2-1.
The Capitals strike first thanks to Jay Beagle.
Semyon Varlamov will be facing the Caps for the third time since they traded him to Colorado in 2011.