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Washington Capitals

NHL 14: Washington Capitals Guide

Written By: JCOL32

Washington Capitals

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Founded: 1974

Championships: 0

 

History:

Surprisingly, the Washington Capitals have only advanced to one Stanley Cup championship during their franchise history (1998), despite having won seven division titles. In 2009-10, the Capitals won their first-ever Presidents’ Trophy, for being the team with the most points at the end of the regular season.

 

Overview:

The Capitals led by stars, Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Mike Green will look to return to their playoff success. In goal, Brayden Holtby will be returning for his 3 season with Washington along with Michal Neuvirth. The Capitals have a very dangerous offense but have had a struggle staying consistent in past years. They will look to correct that this year. Expect the Capitals to be competitive again this year and be in the running for one of the final playoff spots in the East.

 

How to Play as the Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom will provide the bulk of the scoring for Washington. Try to keep them on the ice as much as you possibly can. The Capitals do have some other solid players which include, Troy Brouwer, Brooks Laich and Marcus Johansson. Mike Green is a great offensive defensemen who likes to join into the play so utilize this to your advantage. Brayden Holtby is a solid goalie and will not let you down on defense.

 

Fun Fact:

In 2008, Capitals star Alex Ovechkin won the Art Ross Trophy, the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy, the Hart Trophy and the Lester B. Pearson Award, becoming the first player in NHL history to win all four awards in the same season.

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