After finally earning their first point, the Washington Capitals believe they might be on the verge of ending the club's worst start in almost two decades.
In danger of opening 0-3 at home for the first time in 29 years, the Capitals continue the search for their first victory while trying to hand the visiting Buffalo Sabres a third consecutive defeat Sunday.
Though Washington (0-3-1) went winless in its first six games (0-3-1 with two ties) in 2000-01, it has not dropped five straight to open a season since going 0-6 in 1993-94. However, the Capitals are optimistic their current slide won't reach that point after showing some fight in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss at New Jersey.
Mike Ribeiro and Mike Green each scored third-period goals to help Washington rally from a 2-0 deficit. Despite being outshot 8-1 in the extra session before Ilya Kovalchuk netted the winner at 4:39, the Capitals feel they have plenty to build on.
"You have to take the positives,'' first-year Washington co...