As they seek to even their second-round series against the New York Rangers in Game 4 this afternoon, the Washington Capitals are outwardly wondering whether their offense is good enough.
The Capitals have scored only five goals in three games against New York. Of the six players on the Capitals' top two lines, only Alex Ovechkin and Jason Chimera have scored against the Rangers. The rest are riding scoring droughts of five to eight games. "Where's the offense?" Nicklas Backstrom asked rhetorically after Friday's practice. The Capitals' top center hasn't scored since his overtime winner in Game 2 against Boston. "We have to make sure we stay aggressive, that we get pucks deep and keep working on it."