Our weekly temperature-taking of the mainstream media's opinions on the Washington Capitals:
|Outlet||This Week||Last Week||What They're Saying|
|13||14||Ovechkin hits the 60-point mark with three goals and three assists in five games.|
|10||11||The Capitals are looking to make some moves, but haven’t found a partner quite yet after moving their big Tomas Fleischmann chip earlier this season. It sounds so strange to hear the Caps badly in need a playmaking center.|
|13||11||Word is the Capitals want a No. 2 center at the trade deadline; they are missing a spark, that's for sure.|
|11||9||If GM George McPhee can add a defenseman and a center before the Feb. 28 trade deadline, I'd like this team a lot more.|
|9||8||By splitting the four games they played on the road last week, the Caps dropped one place in the rankings. Alexander Semin just about single-handedly put an end to Washington's three game-losing streak when he notched a hat trick in a 7-6 win over the Ducks on Feb. 16|
|12||11||Defenseman Mike Green has played only one game since he was hit in the ear by a puck on Feb. 6. He's likely to return later this week.|
|9||7||The Washington Post reports an internal team meeting was led by Scott Hannan, who brings an outsider’s perspective.|
|9||7||Despite a great game by Ryan Miller, the Capitals edge the Sabres 2-1 to creep within three points of the Southwest Division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|5||7||Caps searching for a forward, but will they find one for the right price?
Of note: Alex Ovechkin has posted 6 points (3G-3A) in his last four games.
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