The Capitals matched a 26-year-old franchise record of 10 straight wins with yesterday's 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Verizon Center:
For much of Sunday's matinee, Alex Ovechkin appeared to be a step off his game. Shots he normally puts on net were blocked. Others he normally buries sailed wide. Just before the first intermission, he tripped and fell without any help from an opposing player.
But late in the third period, with the outcome in doubt and a historic opportunity for the Washington Capitals within their grasp, Ovechkin did what two-time MVPs are supposed to: He capped a dominant shift with the decisive goal in a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Verizon Center. | Full story »
*The last time the Caps won 10 straight... "The second game was an 8-0 win over Toronto, at that point the largest shutout win in franchise history. Craig Laughlin scored twice." ( Bog )
*In case you missed it over the weekend or needed a reminder, Mike Green was suspended for three games Saturday for his elbow to the head of Florida's Michael Frolik.
A few quick morning links (more to come from a very optional practice at 11 a.m.):
*Perfect 10. ( Joe B )
*Home ice has been good to the Caps. ( Ed Frankovic )
*The Caps are finding ways to win, even when they perhaps shouldn't. ( DC Examiner )
*More than just one bad break for 'Bolts. ( St. Pete Times )
*Ovechkin finds a crack in Tampa Bay's defense. ( Tribune )
*Leave it to Ovie to get Caps to 10-0. (