With a convincing 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers last night, the Washington Capitals are off to their first 5-0-0 start in franchise history. Certainly some of that can be attributed to playing four of those games at home, but there are early signs that Coach Boudreau’s renewed emphasis on fundamental hockey is already paying off:
Something will have to give. Their next two opponents, Philadelphia and Detroit, are also off to near-perfect starts. But if the Caps can keep the streak alive through the weekend, expect the foliage donned by D.C. sports fans to make the seasonal change from burgundy and gold to red, red, and red a little early this year.