There is little question that the Capitals were happy that they managed to claim victory in Nashville Saturday night, but for a team that spent the previous two days talking about the need to establish chemistry and hone in on details, it was far from a perfect game.
"We don't want to have to win like that every single night," Karl Alzner said. "But it was definitely nice to get it done with the way things started."
Granted, Washington is only five contests into the 2010-11 season, but this seems as good of a time as any to ask fans, readers and paying customers: Are you concerned about the Capitals' unbalanced play so far in games? Or is a win a win?
Everyone knows the Caps have enough talent to swing the momentum of a game in fewer than 60 seconds. But for a team with such high expectations and aspirations for itself, is that enough?
FROM THE POST
Nicklas Backstrom has taken more draws in the defensive zone for the Capitals than any other center. So what does that all mean from a statistical standpoint? (Insider 2 )
IN THE MINORS
With a 3-2 win, Rochester spoiled Hershey's home opener and the celebration of yet another Calder Cup banner being unfurled in the rafters at Giant Center.
AROUND THE WEB
For the goalie mask aficionados out there, here's an up-close look at Michal Nevirth's mask this season from DAVEART's gallery on Flickr.
Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski discusses the pros and cons of CrowdWave, which you've seen or possibly participated in if you've been to a game at Verizon Center.