With a 7-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings last night, the Washington Capitals are the only remaining team that has won all their games so far this season. They have a 7-0 record, which puts them first overall in the league. They have a +16 +/- so far this season, when no other team is better than +8. At this early point in the season, Washington looks like the strongest team in the league.
The Capitals won the East Conference last year and added a strong goalie in Tomas Vokoun in the off season. Vokoun has a very strong .944 saves percentage and a 1.80 GAA so far this season. Our Capitals blogger Matthew Tate tried to fan the flames of a goalie controversy when Michal Neuvirth played the first game of the season but it wasn’t to be. It appears to have been largely a media construct.
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