Jo, Tootie and Blair knew full well that you have to take the good and take the bad if you want to know about the facts of life.
And so far in this young Washington Capitals season, there's been a little bit of both.
Let's take a gander at the good and the bad ... and we'll throw in some ugly, just for good measure.
The Caps are 2-0 on the year after beating two division foes -- the Hurricanes in OT and the Lightning in a shootout. It's a good start to what looks to be a dogfight for the top spot in the Southeast.
The role players are stepping up early in the season. Jason Chimera already has three goals and the Bruce Boudreau-dubbed "Meat and Potatoes Line" of Chimera, Brooks Laich and Joel Ward have combined for seven points in the first two games.
"[We’re] just three guys working hard," Chimera said after Monday's game. "We all really take pride in going against their No. 1 line and playing really good defense. And mostly when you play good defense, it leads to good of...