Capitals head coach Barry Trotz has made it a point to get his team’s performance up this season.
In fact, he’s already made some big changes.
He’s started to bring in more offensive zone starts.
This has allowed him to start the season with more offense and have the team’s offense start to come together.
He’s also started to use his own power play more and he’s started the offense to score more.
The Capitals have scored more goals than any team in the NHL this season, so he’s starting to see the results of that, too.
This is something that the coaching staff has noticed.
They’ve had a lot of success using that, Trotz said after the Capitals’ 7-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
They’re starting to realize they have a lot more offensive firepower in this offense than they did a year ago, when they struggled to find it.
And that’s been huge for our team, said Trotz, whose team plays its final game Saturday night against the Colorado Avalanche.
The Flyers are also playing their final game before the All-Star break, so Trotz is playing a more aggressive game.
But the coaching team feels that he’s also trying to keep them motivated and focused on their goals this season and in the next year and a half.
The biggest difference is that when we have that opportunity to score, it really doesn’t matter who we play.
And that’s what’s going to give us confidence going forward and it’s been a big difference in our last four games.
This season, the Capitals have been outscored 19-1 by opponents with the man advantage, and they’re tied for seventh in the league with 29 giveaways.
Trotz says his team has a lot to be proud of and wants to get back to being one of the best offensive teams in the League.
And for the Capitals, that will come with the return of captain Alex Ovechkin and defenseman Matt Niskanen.
They both missed the first eight games of the year with injuries, but they were all back in time for the season opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Ove, who has one goal and two assists, and Nisken, who had one goal, two assists and three shots on goal in Saturday’s win over Philadelphia, were on the ice for the first time together.
Niskananen and Ove are both back and the Capitals are back to the playoffs.