Top 3 reasons Capitals won at the NHL Trade Deadline

3 reasons the Capitals had success at the trade deadline
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#1 House money

The Caps didn't have to go far to get younger and they only had to look within. They also got Matthew Phillips back, reclaiming him off waivers after the Penguins released him. The Caps also kept Nic Dowd, Trevor van Riemsdyk and Charlie Lindgren.

If you could give out an MVP award to anybody at this stage in the season I think Chuck is the runaway winner. He now has six wins in the month of March which is the best in the league.

Over his last six starts, Lindgren has a record of 5-0-1 with a 1.33 goals against average and a .956 save percentage. This season his record is 18-11-5 with a 2.59 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. Nic Dowd is a reliable fourth line center so it was a good thing the Caps kept him.

Teams weren't willing to give the Caps first rounders like candy and you have to remember that. Trevor van Riemsdyk while a veteran can play on either side of he defense and that Caps defense has been excellent this season and a big improvement.

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