Our weekly temperature-taking of the mainstream media's opinions on the Washington Capitals.
|Outlet||This Week||Last Week||What They're Saying|
|16||15||It's still amazing to look at the Capitals' leading goal-scorers and see Jason Chimera at the top of the list (as he was Monday).|
|20||18||Signs of life from the Caps and their beleaguered captain, Alex Ovechkin. They salvaged a point against Nashville after falling behind 3-0 and have gone 4-2-1 in their past seven. They'll face the Sabres twice in the next three games. Interesting.|
|15||17||One of the more bizarre stats of the year is Alex Ovechkin’s power-play goal total: two.|
|N/R||N/R||NHL only ranks the top sixteen teams. We knew it was too good to last.|
|23||20||Michal Neuvirth started his fifth straight game, a 4-2 loss at Buffalo on Monday, but neither he nor Tomas Vokoun has been able to hold the No. 1 job, and the Caps are 6-10-1 on the road. Thoughts of this being an "elite" team are rapidly fading. It desperately needs D-man Mike Green back (he returned to practice on Tuesday) and a return to form by Alex Ovechkin, who has a three-game point streak, with a goal in two of the tilts. Remember when three points in three games used to be a dry spell for good old No. 8?|
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