In the previous 20 years back Stanley Cups have been won by just 1 team.
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Making two straight appearances in the Cup Final is slightly less rare.
This season, the Washington Capitals have the expression of a team which may create back-to-back Cup appearances into a fashion. Winners of eight of the last 10, the Caps are using a goal differential in first place in the Metropolitan Division at 18-9-3.
Is Washington beginning for real? How could they compare to last season’s team? Can they really win the East couple of years in a row? Let us have a look.