The reinvented Washington Capitals 

March, 12, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It has been an interesting season in Washington, where the home team has been remaking itself on the fly. On Friday night, I made a house call to the Verizon Center to take an up-close look at the Capitals, who ran their winning streak to seven games with a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

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E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.