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.
Welcome to our weekly edition of Penn Quarter Sports Tavern’s 6-Pack of Questions, where we aim to keep it real while answering your most pressing questions regarding the Washington Capitals.
From Game One, when Connor Carrick played alongside Jack Hillen, the Capitals’ third defense pairing has been a virtual Flavor of the Week.