News and notes as the Capitals [28-15-10, 66 points], close out a string of six games in nine nights with a home contest against the Philadelphia Flyers [22-22-8, 52 points]:
Michigan-Ohio State, Red Sox-Yankees, Packers-Bears; the sports world has numerous iconic rivalries that are compelling to watch even to a casual sports fan with no rooting interest for either tea
What happens when you ask a question about a meaningless statistic? You get a meaningless answer.
Anyone who has followed the Capitals closely this season knows they’ve been trending in a good way since early December. Seems like the oddsmakers in Vegas have taken notice as well.
Through 50 games this season Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom have lined up beside Eric Fehr, Joel Ward, Andre Burakovsky, Troy Brouwer, Tom Wilson, Jason Chimera and Jay Beagle.