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SB Nation Reacts: Caps Reacts and a Lake Take from Tahoe

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This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged in Washington Capitals fans, and fans across the country.

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This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged in Washington Capitals fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 54 percent of Washington Capitals fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 50 percent last week but down from 78 percent the week before, though with the Caps playing some smart hockey over their last handful of games, this number is likely pushing even higher. After all, they’re tops in the Mass Mutual division, have wins in 5 of their last 6 games, and points in 6 of their last 7. Read about their most recent (and most impressive) win over the stout Boston Bruins here.

While Capitals fans are focused in on the team, one of the biggest stories around the league came from a city that doesn’t have an NHL team at all.

Last month the league had to adjust its schedule and delay the start of the second of two outdoor games played on the shores of Lake Tahoe after the warm weather created poor ice conditions. Despite the issues, fans around the country still care about playing the annual outdoor games.

On top of simply caring about the games, a clear majority of fans believe the extra work needed both by the league and players is worth it in order to make these games work.

To vote in the Reacts surveys and have your voice heard each week, sign up here.