Alex Ovechkin is scoring goals and taking names and if Barry Trotz has his way, his 29-year-old captain is going to silence every one of his critics this season.
Despite an early score, Barry Trotz thought the Capitals were slow getting into their offensive game plan. Braden Holtby bailed them out.
Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 6-2 win over the New Jersey Devils Thursday night at Verizon Center:
A blood-drawing hit occurs in the Caps/Devils matchup, but it's who delivers it that makes it more interesting.
Braden Holtby makes a critical save before the first intermission to keep the Caps and Devils tied.