The folks at On Frozen Blog offered up an opinion on the Verizon Center ice on which the Capitals play. It is not offered to sing the praises of the facility.
Let's look at this another way...
-- The Caps have the worst home record in the NHL (3-8-1, compared to a 5-7-1 road record).
-- The Caps are 29th in the league in home scoring (2.25 goals/game)
Given how this team is built -- with "skill" puckhandling and shooting guys like Alex Ovechkin, Michael Nylander, Viktor Kozlov, Alexander Semin, and Nicklas Backstrom -- is it a coincidence?