At the midpoint of the season, the Caps are sitting comfortably atop the standings with a five-point edge over the Dallas Stars and an incredible 18-point lead in the Metropolitan Division.
The Caps weren't the only team who knew Alex Ovechkin's potential. The Florida Panthers wanted him so badly they tried to draft him a year earlier than the rules said they could.
Everything seemed to go right for the Caps on Sunday night. Alex Ovechkin scored goals No. 500 and 501 in a 7-1 blowout win over the Ottawa Senators.
As you might imagine, the praise for Alex Ovechkin and his ability to score his 500th and 501st NHL goals in his 801st NHL game was pretty effusive Sunday night following the Capitals’ 7-1 win ove