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Capitals' Backup Goaltender Can't Win Second Game Of Back-To-Backs

11/08/2017 at 10:48am EST

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

Philipp Grubauer approached the semi-circle of reporters, taking his last sip of Gatorade before firmly setting it down in a locker stall. The frustration was evident and understandable. He decided not to bother beating around the bush.

“I’m sick of [expletive] losing,” he said.

Every time the Washington Capitals have played a second game in as many nights this season, Grubauer has been the starting goaltender. The result has been four losses, the latest of which was Tuesday night’s 3-1 decision against the Buffalo Sabres. In those four losses, Washington (8-7-1) has managed just five goals, never playing with a lead and not giving Grubauer much of a chance.

“I don’t know what to tell you,” Grubauer said. “. . . It’s all I can do, worry about the puck and stop the next puck and give the guys a chance to win and go from situation to situation.”

continue for more on Washington's loss to Buffalo.

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