Team USA general manager David Poile knows his American hockey history, especially when it comes to winning wars in Europe.
The Capitals are within one point of a playoff spot, but they'll need to climb past three teams to get in for a seventh straight year.
This week featured Alex Ovechkin's 40th goal of the season and some great action at the Verizon Center. Check out the Capitals' five best plays of the week.
John Carlson, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Marcus Johansson and Marty Erat are probably over the Atlantic Ocean right now.
Thanks to the biggest goal of Julien Brouillette's life, the Capitals head into the Olympic break one point out of the playoffs.