It’s that time of year!
This season was spectacular in many ways. Records were broken right and left, there were teams playing the best in their franchises history, and the young and promising future of the NHL’s most elite showed up and made a statement. Playoff hockey has arrived and the quest for The Stanley Cup will prove one thing: that no matter what happens, the teams that are still in it are there for a reason. They gave it their all and are in the postseason because of the dedication and hard work it requires to achieve in this great sport. Only one team can move on in this best-of-seven series and we think the Washington Capitals have a good shot at being that team.
The Capitals are set to play the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the playoffs and if you know anything about the history between these two teams, you know it’s going to be a physical and highly competitive hard-fought series on both ends of the ice.
From the GM and the coaches, to all the players, scouts, athletic trainers and equipment managers, these are the people who represent hockey in our nation’s capital. Oh, and lets not forget those goalies. You don’t have to go very far to find the best goalie in the game right now in #70 Braden Holtby. Tied with Martin Brodeur for the most wins in a single season by ANY goalie in NHL history (48), it’s no wonder the Capitals had the season they did.
Goalie coach Mitch Korn has been sensational since coming to Washington. As a goalie myself I can’t begin to describe how important a goalie coach is to a team. They are the driving force behind a goalie and his performance and Korn has been phenomenal, helping Holtby to 48 wins because of dedication and going above and beyond.
The Washington Capitals have shown that they are no ordinary hockey team. You look at these guys and see strong friendships with smiles all around. This is a community and a family, all focused on one thing: winning the Cup. The attitude and skill this group of players has shown stunned the hockey world with a season that proves Washington sports isn’t a negative phrase anymore. This is the future.
LETS GO CAPS!