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The Washington Capitals put in one of their worst showings of the season tonight, falling to the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0. It's always infuriating to lose to rivals, but when you lose like this in your own building, it tends to sting a little more. For that reason, and the fact that they played so poorly, the usual reCap will be replaced by a bit of an overreaction to a November loss.
On more than a few occasions in the past few seasons, the Caps played in some ugly games. These were games in which the team seemed to lack any sense of offensive consistency or chemistry. Needless to say, these typically ended up as a mark in the loss column. Last night’s game against the Penguins had all of the makings to be one of those games. The Caps were out-shot 41-19 last night, including 18-3 in the 3rd period, where the Penguins tied the game late. They spent prolonged periods of time simply trying to get the puck on the Penguins’ side of the ice, usually only to dump it in and change lines, as they were exhausted by the furious fore-check by the Penguins.
Despite all of these factors going against them, this year’s Caps escaped with a win, albeit in the form of a 3rd consecutive OT.