When you look at the Capitals roster and see Alex Ovechin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green, it’s natural to think they should be near the top of the NHL in power play percentage every year.
Thanks to a dominant 4-for-6 night on the power play and a perfect 5-for-5 performance on the penalty kill, the Capitals woke up Wednesday morning as the NHL’s leaders in both categories.
Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby raised a few eyebrows on Wednesday when
Adam Oates is convinced the Capitals have enough offensive firepower to win hockey games. It’s their defensive responsibility that concerns him most.