Capitals start new season

The 2018 Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals, are off to a good start to the 2019/20 NHL season. The reigning champs are currently at the top of the Metropolitan Division with their record being, 13-2-4.

The Capitals are off to a much better start this year rather than last year, in their first 18 games of the 2018/19 season the Capitals’ record was, 8-7-3. But this year the organization has turned their performance around by not only winning more in the first 18 games of the season, but also losing less games.

“The Capitals have impressed me this year,” freshman Jessup Gravit said. “I thought after winning the Stanley Cup last year they wouldn’t do so hot this year but I was clearly incorrect, and their record can prove that.

The Capitals goal scoring has been on fire this season with their star player Alex Ovechkin leading the way with 13 goals on the year. But what is unusual about this season is that the Capitals player leading in assists this year is a defenseman. John Carlson has 20 assists this season, and not only has the most assists for the Capitals but also for the entire league.

“It’s very impressive that a defenseman is leading the entire NHL in assists, and he doesn’t just have a couple more assists than the guy behind him, he has 9 asssists separating him from second, freshman Mustafa Hamdan said.

The team is full of stars but at the moment one player on the Capitals is in the midst of  something special, as right winger Tom Wilson is the only player in the NHL with a power play, shorthanded, and an overtime goal.

“I’m hoping the Capitals can do what they did last year and make it deep into the playoffs again because winning the Stanley Cup in 2018 meant a lot for the organization, but also for the city” freshman Hamza Hussen said.

The Capitals are looking to continue their good start to the season as they advance farther and farther into the 82 game NHL season.