ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will celebrate their first Presidents’ Trophy at Friday’s game against the Atlanta Thrashers. The Capitals will have a brief pregame on-ice ceremony unveiling the Presidents’ Trophy – given each year to the team with the best record in the NHL – before the game then share it with their fans at Verizon Center and Kettler Capitals Iceplex the next two days.
The Presidents’ Trophy will be on display throughout Friday’s game on the concourse between sections 107 and 108 and during Sunday’s game against Boston behind section 119. The trophy will also make a trip out to Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., on Saturday for the Capitals’ 11 a.m. practice. The trophy will be on display at Kettler Capitals Iceplex from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Fans will be able to take photographs of the trophy while it is on display free of charge at either Kettler Capitals Iceplex or Verizon Center.
The Capitals have set the following club records this year while compiling the league’s best record: wins (53), points (118), longest winning streak (14), longest home winning streak (13), wins in a month (13 in January), points on the road (55) and wins on the road (24). This year’s team is the fastest in Caps history to 70 points, 80 points, 90 points, 100 points and 40 and 50 wins.