The Capitals proved last season that all the offensive creativity in the world does not guarantee success on the power play, especially if you become predictable.
Say what you want about facing five backup goaltenders in their first seven games.
If the Capitals go on to win the Stanley Cup this season, they will have Matt Bradley to thank, at least in a small way.
Theyve scored a power-play goal in every game.
Sixteen players have recorded at least a point.
Every victory has been by one goal.
Theyve blocked 63 shots.
Say what you want about the Capitals winning ugly.
Fact is, after Saturday nights 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators they are the only team in the NHL with a perfect 4-0-0 record.