2 - The Caps’ goal differential in October, as they outscored opponents 38-36 through the season’s opening month. The offense seems to be working just fine; the team’s goals-per-game rate is the second-best in the League at 3.80, and they’ve scored at least four goals in six of their first 10 games.
The other end of the ice, however... well, that needs a bit of work. The Caps have a seventh-worst goals-against rate of 3.70, and have given up at least four goals in five of the ten.
The penalty kill, of course, is a not insignificant part of the problem - the team has given up 11 goals while shorthanded, at least one in all but two of the games, and has a shorthanded save percentage of .732.
Areas of concern? Perhaps not, since it’s still fairly early... but something to keep an eye on nonetheless.