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In what was one of their worst showings of the season, the Capitals fell 5-1 in Columbus on Friday night. Not really anything good to say about this one. On to the reCap:
The Capitals continue to struggle late in games as they fell to the Pittsburgh Penguin 4-3 on Wednesday night. The Capitals led three different times, but allowed the Penguins to tie it up every time before giving up the game winner inside of two minutes. On to the reCap:
The Washington Capitals fell to the San Jose Sharks in a shootout 2-1 on Tuesday. In what was yet another well-played game by the Capitals, they were stopped by another great goaltender. At some point, you have to stop giving the opposing goaltenders all the credit. On to the reCap:
The Washington Capitals made it two wins in two nights as they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2. It was once again a late goal, this time from Joel Ward, that sent them home with a win. On to the reCap:
The Washington Capitals finally got off their losing streak, beating the Tampa Bay Lighting (and bad ice) by a score of 4-3. It looked like they had yet again blown a late lead, only to see a last-minute Eric Fehr deflection seal it for good. On to the reCap:
The Washington Capitals held the Minnesota Wild to only 11 shots, but still fell by a score of 5-3. There's not really anything else to be said, but I'll give it a shot. On to the reCap:
The Washington Capitals dropped their third straight home game against the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 4-3. In what has become the norm for these games, Jeff Skinner was the best player on the ice, finishing off his hat trick with the game winner in overtime. On to the reCap:
The Washington Capitals suffered a rough SO loss to the Sabres tonight by the score of 2-1. It was a game that saw the Caps tie a season-high in shots (50), but they just could not get them past Ryan Miller. Not in the regulation; not in overtime; not in the shootout. On to the reCap:
Earlier tonight, Tom Wilson was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for charging Braden Schenn. At the time, it looked really bad and talk of suspension took over social media. I decided to sit down, look at the hit again as well as the history of charging suspensions to see what we can expect from Shanahan.
The Capitals run came to an end tonight, with a 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. What was a back-and-forth game, took a huge turn when Tom Wilson was ejected for charging Brayden Schenn. On to the ReCap:
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Welcome to the home of the F Street Faithful, run by Matthew Tate. This is a go-to blog for all things related to the Washington Capitals. The F Street Faithful is 5% news and 95% breaking down the news.
In the past I have written for several other sports blogs as well as the college newspaper while at York College of Pennsylvania. I am a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania but am based out of Southern Maryland.
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