The 2013-14 NHL campaign has been a relatively encouraging one for the Washington Capitals, as Adam Oates' team sits well within reach of securing a postseason berth heading into the second half of the season.
Yes, there have been some disappointing losses, as well as some troubling issues, such as the multiple trade demands that have been aired by notable players thus far. But overall, one has to think that Oates has this squad on the right track.
The Caps boast some of the league's most productive offensive players, as well as an impressive group of newcomers. For the most part, this team has adjusted well to the move to the Metropolitan Division, which was certainly a concern heading into the season.
Now, with the second serving of the schedule in clear view, it's time to hand out the hardware for the best performances of Washington's first half of the season.