The Washington Capitals are doing something they have never done before. They are running the NHL! The Caps as of tonight have won twelve straight games and have the possibility of going to thirteen if they can take down Atlanta. There is something clicking with this team that has never been seen. They didn't even play this well when they went to the Cup finals in the past. But what is it? What is making this happen? I personally believe that it is the hockey gods. I believe that each season is one team's year. Last year you could clearly have the feeling the majority of the season that it was the Penguins' year. The season before it was Detroit's. I am not saying that only because the two teams won the cup. I am saying it because that is the feeling that is actually there. It is the hardest thing for me to say but I did say last season that this year would be the Caps' year and they would be the team to look out for. Fast forward to today and I'd have to say that I was right! I am not a professional on the Caps but I do try to watch as many of their games as possible to see what is going on. I would like all you Caps fans to weigh in with intelligent reasons why they are doing so well! They are getting great breaks for power plays and seem to almost score every time. They are getting goals by a lot more then just their star. They seem to walk into the third period and just tell the other team that it is their period and they won't let their oppenent borrow even 30 seconds of the period. I don't know a lot about Coach Boudreau but he is doing something right. The speed of the Capitals is what is causing them to draw penalties all day and that is destroying their oppenents. I of course as a Pens fan would like to see the Caps slide off and their winning streak come to an end. But as a hockey fan I would love to see the Caps bring the Cup to the Nation's Capital. Maybe only for a second but it would be amazing for the state of hockey in our area.
For me I guess the main question is can they hold this momentum after the olympic break. They are definitely guaranteed to make the playoffs due to the fact that they are about 20 points ahead of any team in the lackluster south east division. They have the chance to take out the Penguins record of 17 wins in a row. They have a chance to bring home the Cup! But can they do it? Can they stay strong long enough? Can they make it happen? I guess we'll have to wait until the rest of the story is written to find out!