Certain players on the Washington Capitals have a knack for influencing games.
That includes scoring the big goal, making the perfect pass or coming up with the key defensive play.
With a 12-8-1 record, 25 points and owning first place in the Metropolitan Division standings, the Capitals have several players who have exerted their influences on a consistent basis.
Following are the Washington Capitals' five most influential players so far in the 2013-14 season.
Note: All statistics through Nov. 17 courtesy of NHL.com unless noted otherwise.