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Leonsis on Caps’ streak: ‘It is not how you start -- it is how you finish’

The Capitals are the only undefeated team in the NHL after their 7-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings Saturday night and now stand 7-0-0. As Washington rolls along, though, owner Ted Leonsis says he won’t get ahead of himself when it comes to the streak’s significance.

Leonsis wrote on his blog Sunday, reminding everyone to not get too high or too low over the course of this 2011-12 season. Below is an excerpt:

Now we have won seven games in a row passing the self proclaimed tests by media this early in the season. We have beaten Tampa, Pittsburgh, Philly and Detroit along the way. We are scoring lots of goals. We are playing well on specialty teams. We are getting terrific goaltending. I like the way our D is playing.

The pixels are starting to get positive. I get very few emails which is a good sign. The emails I received overnight were about text based games on phones, sound systems, scalpers outside the arena and beer cups.

We are undefeated to start the season. The season is two and a half weeks old but we can’t get high with the highs.

It is October.

It is not how you start - it is how you finish.

Enjoy the ride.

To read the full post from Leonsis, click here.


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