Did you know that...
-- This is the best Capitals record (8-4-2) after 14 games since the 1995-1996 season, when they started 9-5-0.
-- The Caps have scored 42 goals through 14 games. Last year, they did not score their 42nd goal until game 19, also against Tampa Bay. The Caps lost that one, 5-2. Olaf Kolzig lost that game, too. (edit: oops, not he didn't...Brent Johnson did).
-- The Caps have allowed 40 goals through 14 games (not including Gimmicks). Last year after 14 games?...40.
-- The 8-4-2 record puts the Caps on a pace for 47-23-12 (106 points). Think Caps fans would like that regular season result?
-- Three teams have two players ranked in the top-ten in plus-minus: Boston, Chicago, and Washington. The Caps are the only team with two Alexes in that group (Semin, ranked first, and Ovechkin, tied for sixth).
-- Speaking of Ovechkin, he is tied for eighth in hits among forwards, despite his having missed two games.
-- Mike Green is picking up where he left off. He's tied for second among defensemen in goals scored.
-- Alexander Semin has a 24.4 percent shooting percentage. Picking his spots well, or not taking enough shots? Discuss.