Capitals Look to Continue Supremacy Against Florida Panthers The rest of the league is having a tough time keeping up with the Washington Capitals. They’ve skated their way to a league-best 11-2-3 record so far this season and are currently on a four-game win streak. The Capitals will try to maintain this high level of play when they visit the Florida Panthers Thursday evening.

While the Capitals’ success can be attributed to several individuals, none is more impressive than defenseman John Carlson. The 2008 first-round pick is fifth in the league in points (7 goals, 16 assists), and has the best plus-minus rating on the team (+11). The strong offensive outpour has mitigated the holes in Washington’s middling defense. At 7-3-4, Florida has had a shaky start to the season, a feeling that’s reflected in the team captain and starting goaltender. Not finding the back of the net until his 13th game, Aleksander Barkov hasn’t been playing up to the standard that he set for himself in his career-high season last year. Jonathan Huberdeau has stepped up and become the goals and points leader on the team. Netminder Sergei Bobrovsky has had some growing pains since coming over from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Not happy with his October performance, which led to a .873 SV% and a 3.27 GAA, the Russian netminder seems to be turning a new leaf in November. Last Saturday, he saved 22 shots against the Detroit Red Wings en route to his first shutout win on the season.

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