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The Rest Of The Month Could Define The Washington Capitals Season

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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