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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:
The Washington Capitals were unable to see their winning streak continue as they lost 3-2 in the shootout at the hands of the Florida Panthers. The Capitals were lucky to gain a point in the game as they found themselves outshot by a wide margin (40-23). On to the reCap:
The Washington Capitals overcame three early goals to down the Tampa Bay by a score of 6-5 in the shootout. The Capitals were down 3-0 early before coming back to tie it late in the seocond. The Lightning would regain the lead in the third only to see Alexander Ovechkin score his fourth of the night to tie it with 33 seconds remaining. This is a win to remember for sure. On to the reCap:
The Capitals had a rough start to their extended homesteand, falling to the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1. A decent start was undone by an absolutely abysmal second period, usually the Caps' best period. On to the reCap:
The Washington Capitals overcame a late goal to best the Islanders 3-2 in overtime tonight. After Thomas Vanek scored with less than two minutes to go, the Capitals scored a late shorthanded goal and took both points thanks to Alexander Ovechkin's 14th overtime goal. The win moves the Capitals into clear second place in the Metropolitan division. On to the reCap.
Earlier today, Katie Carrera of the Post reported that winger Martin Erat feels his time in Washington is up and he would like to be traded elsewhere. The 32-year-old Czech came to the Capitals at last year's trade deadline, along with Michael Latta, for first round pick Filip Forsberg. Since that trade, each of those players has scored exactly once. That is a fine number for young players like Latta and Forsberg, but Martin Erat is a proven double-digit scoring threat. Something has obviously gone wrong here, but the question remains, who is responsible for this disaster?
About F Street Faithful
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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