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A look at how the Caps have had it “easy” so far

Pittsburgh Penguins v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

-81 - The weighted goal differential of the Caps’ opponents so far this season (meaning the sum of games played against each multiplied by that opponent’s differential). The Caps have played the sixth-easiest schedule in the League, easiest in the East - that includes five games against Buffalo, the #26-ranked team in SRS, as well as three against New Jersey (#23) and six against the Penguins (#19). 12 of their 21 games have also been played at home.

All of that will start to change a bit this week, as the Caps continue their road trip with two games against Boston (#7) and one vs. the Flyers (#9).