Like virtually every other National Hockey League team, the Washington Capitals' ability to win games relies heavily upon the players' ability to operate as a cohesive unit on the ice.
In recent years, the Caps have struggled at times to find suitable linemates for Alex Ovechkin, and that issue has been a consistent thorn in the team's side.
But last season, Ovechkin rediscovered his past chemistry with Nicklas Backstrom, in addition to speedy Swede Marcus Johansson, and Washington built up enough momentum to save its season.
Heading into a pivotal campaign in which the Caps will go to battle in a very tough Metropolitan Division, Adam Oates' squad will need its pairings and trios that have demonstrated elite chemistry to be at their best.
Here's a look at the Capitals that have the best on-ice chemistry.