Washington Capitals 3-4 (OT) New Jersey Devils
Washington Capitals 2-4 Buffalo Sabres
Jason Chimera: The Caps leading goal scorer had another good week, scoring the two goals that fueled the team's comeback against the New Jersey Devils, and being on the ice for no goals against of the eight. With his 13 goals, the veteran winger is on track for 32 goals, a number that would shatter his previous career best of 17. Chimera has been one of the few bright spots of a bad season for the Caps, and he needs to keep it up.
Alex Ovechkin: The Russian is starting to look more and more like himself every week, like an awakening giant. With a goal and an assist this week, he is keeping the point totals clicking over, and there is a feeling that sooner rather than later he will explode. Hart Trophy anyone?
Brooks Laich: In typical Brooks Laich fashion, the Canadian has just kept plugging away, staying optimistic and seeing the positives in everything. A goal and an assist this week to go along with a plusminus of +3 means a solid week all around.
Michal Neuvirth: After a great three games last week, Neuvirth had a tough go in these two games. Combined, he posted a dismal 0.697 SV% and a 9.47 GAA, giving up six goals in just about 80 minutes and being pulled in the Sabres game. Just as things were starting to look up for the Caps and their goalies, a setback. The consistency needs to smoothen out.
Marcus Johansson: The Swedish center has struggled under Dale Hunter, having yet to score a goal and having yet to offer any threat offensively. This week, two shots and a plusminus of -3. He is so good when he is playing well, and the Caps need to get him back soon.