The Capitals have struggled to win in regulation this season, but you wouldn't know it watching them over the weekend.
Adam Oates praised some unsung players for the Capitals after their 5-2 victory over the Predators. The Caps got goals from Karl Alzner and Nate Schmidt, the first of his career, to help out.
It took Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner 148 games at Verizon Center before he scored a goal in front of his home fans. He didn’t want rookie Nate Schmidt to wait as long.
Back in training camp, when he was asked which of his players might have a breakout season, Capitals coach Adam Oates said he hoped “a lot of guys” would have good seasons.