The Washington Capitals are your reigning NHL Stanley Cup Champions. The Caps won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history last season defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in 5 games. The Capitals have long dominated the Metropolitan Division with a high-power offense led by superstar Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin, along with all-stars TJ Oshie, Evgeny Kuznetzov, and Nicklas Backstrom, were finally able to break Washington's long championship drought. Entering the 2018-19 season, the Capitals are well positioned to defend the Stanley Cup. Brayden Holtby returns in net and John Carlson will once again lead a strong defensive corps. Head Coach Barry Trotz retired after last season, and he will be replaced by Todd Reirden. Overall, the Washington Capitals remain one of the NHL's most exciting teams and 2018-19 should be no different.