Capitals’ Keys To Success After Break

If the Washington Capitals want to make the playoffs, then the second half of the season they must:

1) Receive better goaltending

The Capitals haven’t received particularly strong play from supposed No. 1 stopper Braden Holtby, which is why Michal Neuvirth and Philipp Grubauer have each held the starting job for brief stretches.

2) Have no Olympic hangover

The 2014 Olympics weren’t kind to the members of the Washington Capitals, as each of the five participants returned to D.C. without much to be happy about from their time in Sochi.

3) Have a healthy Green and Grabovski

As two of Washington’s best players, Mike Green and Mikhail Grabovski absolutely have to be at full health in order for the Caps to hold their own against the Penguins, Rangers, Flyers and the rest of the Metropolitan Division.

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