The Capitals aren't the only team that has struggled in the new Metropolitan Division. Because of that, early season struggles may not keep them out of the race for the division lead.
As the sample size grows larger, it becomes more and more clear something about Adam Oates’ system just plain works with the man advantage.
Former Caps defenseman Roman Hamrlik has called it a career after 20 seasons in the NHL.
Adam Oates and his coaching staff have urged the Capitals’ defensemen to take a more physical approach in their zone and the results are starting to show.