It’s so much nicer to evaluate games when you’re winning.
That’s the situation the Capitals find themselves in now after last night’s 3-1 win over Calgary, which extended (to 4) their longest winning streak since they put together 7 at the beginning of the season.
Yes, since that 7-game run, they’ve changed some of their coaching bench. And yes, they’re playing a new system. But Capitals forward Troy Brouwer points out that at the beginning of the year, while the Capitals started off hot and beat those 7 teams, a lot of NHL clubs were still struggling to find their identity.
“At the beginning of the season, it’s tough. Teams are finding themselves. They’re finding how they’re going to play. Sometimes they have new players, new coaches,” Brouwer said. “We were able to come in and put a couple of really good games together.”
The Capitals went through their own identity crisis about a month later than several teams in the league. Now, finally, Brouwer feels the mood prevalent amon