Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/09/14 at 10:24 AM ET
from Katie Carrera of The Washington Post,
Nine of the 13 contests that remain in January will take place away from Verizon Center, testing a squad with a 7-8-4 road record. And this three-week stretch also includes four sets of back-to-back contests — they only had seven in the first three months of the season.
That many games in such a short period of time gives the Capitals an opportunity to either get back on track or further succumb to their mistakes before the NHL takes a break of roughly two weeks for the Sochi Olympics next month.
“We have to start winning games now,” said Marcus Johansson, who will line up as third-line center against Tampa Bay after the latest round of line changes from Coach Adam Oates. “We’ve lost some in a row here and even though I think we’ve played pretty good it’s the wins that count. To get a good roll on a stretch like this is really important.”
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