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2011 Capitals Schedule: Slow Week Has Washington Playing Just Two Games

The Washington Capitals are off to a hot start, but now they'll have to keep that momentum going over a week in which they will only play two games.

The Washington Capitals are the NHL's lone undefeated team, and they aren't just winning their games by the skin of their teeth. They lead the NHL in goals per game at 4.1, and thanks in large part to the stellar play of Tomas Vokoun, are the No. 5 overall team in goals allowed per game at just 2.0. But without much opportunity to play this week, te Capitals might have a difficult time keeping that momentum going.

They play just two times this week, with their first game not coming until Thursday night against the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers are 3-2-2 right now, but they have one game against the Vancouver Canucks (more on them in a second) on Tuesday before they meet the Caps. The Caps will then play those aforementioned Canucks on Saturday night. The Canucks are 4-3-1 but they will play the Oilers and the Blues this week before their matchup with the Capitals.

We'll be following these games throughout the week on SB Nation D.C., but for more on the Capitals, head on over to Japers' Rink.