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#1 Power playmaking

The Caps may have lost but Alex Ovechkin scoring on the power play lived on. Ovi added an even strength goal to boot. Since Feb. 8 the Caps have converted on 20 of 59 power play opportunitiies which is the highest power play percentage in the NHL in that span at 33.9 percent.

The Caps also own the second best power play percentage in the NHL since Jan. 1 at 28.9 percent. They went from 31st in power play percentage through the first 34 games of the season to 19th now at a power play percentage of 20.2 percent.

Alex Ovechkin leads the Casp with 11 power play goals while T.J. Oshie has seven. Dylan Strome and Tom Wilson are each tied for five PPGs while John Carlson, Conor McMichael, Sonny Milano, and Max Pacioretty each have two.

The Caps only lost three PPGs from Anthony Mantha when they dealt him to the Vegas Golden Knights for some draft picks. But no matter who they traded the Caps never skipped a beat on the power play. They've scored PPGs in seven straight games.