Here are some of the most stunning and significant photos from this postseason.
Washington was 32-9 at home last year and 29-12 at home the year before, so this is a team that plays very well here at the Verizon Center.
Scoring in the loss to the Bolts was Nicklas Backstrom, which was his 1st of the year and T. Oshie, who scored twice in the game and now has three goals on the year.
In his career, he has gone 103-48 with a 2.14 GAA in his home games and 18-13 with a 2.38 GAA during the month of October, while against the Metro Division he has gone 58-37 with a 2.27 GAA, including 7-9 with a 2.77 GAA against the Penguins in his career.
The Capitals ranked 3rd in the league in scoring, during the regular season last year at 3.18 gpg, while also ranking 13th in shots taken (30.4 spg) and 4th in power play conversions, converting on 23.1% of their chances.
I have always had a fascination with numbers and sports, so I combined the two to become a handicapper and a blogger.
I love sports and I love writing about them and all the info I put in my blogs is well-thought-out and well-researched. The Caps actually had a 2-0 lead after the first period and a 3-2 lead heading to the 3rd, but they just couldn’t hold the lead and suffered their first loss of the year.Now they have their sights set on getting some revenge on a Pittsburgh team that has knocked them from the playoffs in each of the last two years.At the defensive end of the ice they were a bit below average as they come in ranked 17th in goals allowed, giving up 2.79 gpg, while also ranking 27th in shots allowed (32.6) and 20th in penalty kill, allowing teams to convert on 20.2% of their chances.The Washington Capitals are once again one of the best teams in the league and they did get off to a nice 2-0 start, but they come into this game off a tough 4-3 OT loss at Tampa Bay.The Penguins are coming off their first win of the year, while the Caps are off their first loss of the year.