The Capitals are gunning for the cup this year. Led by Captain Alex Ovechkin, he hopes this is the year.
Ovechkin and his Capitals struggled last year to their worst record in years, however they feel this year is different. Led by Ovechkin with the help of Seguin, another Russian star Panarin, and Rookie sensation Mathew Barzal, the Capitals have one of the better offensive players in the league. Those four players are huge game changers but an extra motivated Ovechkin is the leagues best. Ovechkin leads the team in goals with 23 and is tied for the the team lead with 40 points with rookie sensation Mathew Barzal. He has all the accolades but there is always something missing in his throphy case and that’s the cup.
”I don’t care about personal awards, I want the cup and I need the cup. I feel we have the players to make that happen. We can be just as good as any team.“ said Ovechkin to press after practice.
The Capitals currently sit 5th in the east and comfortably in a playoff spot, as they are only 4 points out of first place in the east. The team owns the best Defensive stats so far this season. The addition of Ryan Ellis definItaly helped. Acquiring a player like that for the price the Capitals paid, they definitely got a Great player in return. The old saying is “defence wins championships“ so hopefully this ends well for the Capitals.
Ovechkin also had some insperational words for his teammates.
“We not going ****** suck this year!”