Capitals offense earns high grades against Flames

The Capitals offense showed up and showed out earning an A+
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals / Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Capitals offense scored five times in a 5-2 road win over the Calgary Flames to vault themselves back into a playoff spot on their way baack home. Everyone up and down the lineup contributed whether the players were young or old.

Alex Ovechkin struck twice and both times it came on the power play. Dylan Strome added his team leading 23rd of the season to open the scoring. Ovi's PPG goals came back to back in the second period. Hendrix Lapierre had another beautiful spinning goal. Tom Wilson put it away with an empty netter. It all adds up to an A+ over here in our game grade.

Good chemistry wins championships. Just ask the 2017-18 Caps Cup teams and the Stanley Cup winners since then. They'll tell you the same thing. Wins like they just put together now creates fear in the eastern conference and the Caps need to capitalize on their home ice.

Tomorrow it's another big one against the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 7:30 puck drop. It's Pride Night and you can also get a Caps themed basketball jersey if you purchase a ticket package for the latter. For the former you can get a beanie with a speical ticket package. Plus it's against Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs. Should be a dandy of a game.

It's good the team is playing for one another and not looking too far ahead. After the Maple Leafs it's two weekend matchups with the Carolina Hurricanes and Winnipeg Jets. Hurricanes always play the Caps tough and Washington dropped the game in Winnipeg as part of the road trip. But the one game at a time mentality is the right mentality for this home stretch of the regular season.

If the Caps can somehow get in the big spring dance, they could play Cinderella at the ball but it's up to them.