Capitals Crashing Before Olympic Break

CBS DC

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Just when you thought the struggling Capitals couldn’t sink any lower, they managed to top (?) themselves with last night’s 1-0 loss to the visiting New York Islanders.

The long-downtrodden Islanders came to Verizon Center with the NHL’s fifth-fewest points and having allowed more goals than any team except Edmonton, but Washington couldn’t put a single puck in the net.

After Washington was outshot 28-22 and its once-dominant power play failed on all six opportunities, ex-Cap Alan May, now a Comcast analyst, tweeted, “Most painful Caps home game to watch this season. Poor decisions awful execution and bumped off puck every shift.”

Coach Adam Oates said that his reeling team might have been tired in its third game in four days. Eric Fehr blamed an ongoing tendency to take penalties while fellow forward Martin Erat said the Caps were flat.

Instead of leapfrogging Carolina and New Jersey…

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