Beginning with tonight's game against the Rangers, there are only 10 home games left for the Washington Capitals in the 2010-11 season. Last time I checked (and I'm not a journalist, so I didn't check TOO hard), the Caps have only won five home games since the first of December, 2010. It's been a rough stretch with a lot more consolation gatherings afterward as opposed to victory celebrations. The fact that the losses have run the gamut from the hard-fought toughie to the hard to stomach might have taken some of the sheen of invincibility that many of us felt about F Street for a good little while there.
It would be nice to see some of the renewed vigor that they've shown over the last few games, coupled with a bit of a vacation from the familiarity (that started to breed some contempt, especially after that loss to the Kings) of the F Street Arena, start a completely different trend as the last chapter of the season gets underway.
I have a gut feeling that we might not see anything of note happen on Monday, so it's very likely up to the troops currently assembled to get it going. Can they? If there's a good time to find out, it sure seems like it would be now. Much like I was during the last season of Lost, I'm starting to get a little antsy to get some of those answers I've been patiently waiting for since last April. (Fingers are again crossed to avoid Barney Gumble in a clown suit.)
Seriously. Let's go, Caps!