With No. 1 Montreal shooting for a record start to a season, Washington has unleashed firepower that will keep the Caps in the hunt.
While the Canadiens look to be the class of the league, the Capitals are quietly putting together a start that suggests they won’t stray far from the pace. While centers Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov are driving the attack (more on them below), they're getting solid production from wingers T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams as well. The newcomers have brought balance to Washington’s offense, helping it generate more possession time (and shots) across each of the four lines.
Biggest jump: Los Angeles Kings (23 to 9)
Biggest drop: Vancouver Canucks (8 to 22)