Washington Capitals Stars Of The Week: 11/17 – 11/24

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WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 23: Capitals mascot Slapshot before a NHL game between the Washington Capitals and the Vancouver Canucks on November 23, 2019 at Capital One Arena, in Washington D.C.
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Things have gotten a little more difficult for the Washington Capitals in the last couple of weeks.

In the first eighteen games of the 2019-20 season the Caps went 13-2-3. That put the Washington Capitals at the top of the NHL standings. In the last two weeks the Caps are 3-2-2. Clearly not at the pace they set earlier in the season. That pace was unlikely to continue anyways.

More concerning however may be the offense has dried up a little bit. The Capitals are the NHL’s highest scoring team having scored 88 goals. The second highest is the Boston Bruins and the Florida Panthers who have both scored a total of 83 goals.

Most of those goals were scored during that hot start for Washington. In the last two weeks or seven games the Caps have scored 14 goals. That’s just two goals per game. In fact the Capitals have only scored more than two goals in a game one time in the last two weeks, that was against the Ducks last Monday where they scored five goals.

What that means for us here is it’s getting harder to name our stars of the week. Less goals means less guys scoring a bunch of points. Less goals and points means guys are not standing out as much.

But, for anyone who consistently visits us for our stars of the week you’ll know it’s not all about stats, and I think we’ll make that pretty clear when you see who we’ll name first.

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