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NHL Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals Need to Keep Foot on Gas Through End of Season

Geoff Burke – USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Capitals have completely turned their season around  from fighting for a playoff spot to top of the Southeast division.  They’ve won seven consecutive games and 11 of the last 13 games they’ve played.  This kind of play is the reason the Capitals are in good shape for the playoffs, but they’re still not out of the woods just yet and must continue to play well as one of Washington’s players told the Washington Times:

“I think we’re playing good hockey right now,” left wing Aaron  Volpatti said. “You’ve got to peak at the right time, and hopefully we can  keep rolling here.”

With only six games left in the regular season, the Capitals will be facing a majority of opponents who already have good playoff spots.  The Capitals will need to obtain points for as many games as they can and the most important thing is making sure they continue to play hard throughout the rest of the regular season so that they have a good start and a lot of momentum to start the playoffs.

“We’ve got to keep going,” left wing Jason  Chimera said. “It’s one of those things that they’re going to keep pressing,  we’re going to keep pressing. Winnipeg’s got a lot of home games and stuff like  that. We know that. We know where we are, we’ve been playing really well these  last couple games to get us here, and so we’ve just got to keep our foot on the  pedal.” (via Washington Times)

Washington will begin playing the first of their final six games of the season this coming Tuesday when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The puck is set to drop at 7:00 pm (est).

Stephanie Lewark is an NHL and Pittsburgh Penguins Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow her on Twitter (@steelcitysports), check out her Facebook page, or add her to your Google+ circle.