#1 Road momentum
The Caps will look to continue to play well on the road. They have won nine of their last 11 road games with a 9-2-0 record dating back to Dec. 5.
Since Dec. 5, the Capitals have outscored opponents 45-26 on the road. That’s 4.09 goals for per game and 2.36 goals against per game. In addition, Washington has converted on nine of 27 power play opportunities with a 33.3 percent success rate and have killed off 28 of 33 opposing power plays which is 84.9 percent.
The Caps’ 37.5 power play percentage on the road during that stretch is the third highest in the NHL, while their 84.4 percent penally kill percentage is the sixth highest.
The Caps have won seven straight road games from Dec. 5 to Jan. 5 with a 7-0-0 record, which established a new franchise record. The Caps have a road record of 56-27-11 since the 2021 season.
During that stretch, Washington ranks tied for first in the NHL in road wins, second in road points with 123 and third in point percentage with .654.
Last season Caps fans took over Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. Look for the same tonight as they look to create a home ice advantage in a road environment. Colorado is a cool place to travel to and is definitely on a road trip bucket list.