Washington Post
Date: 2012-02-23
Author: Katie Carrera

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Author, Katie Carrera
Mentioned, Chris Phillips
Mentioned, Alex Ovechkin
Mentioned, John Carlson
OTTAWA To watch the Washington Capitals in recent days is to wonder when things went wrong for a team that five months ago was often mentioned as a cant-miss candidate to make a long run in the postseason. Wednesday night, the Ottawa Senators became the latest opponent to benefit from facing the disjointed shell of a team the Capitals have become. Washington fell, 5-2, to the Senators at Scotiabank Place in another game that featured a team hopelessly stuck in the quicksand of its own bad habits. Star winger Alex Ovechkin sat out with a lower-body injury but his absence had little impact on the outcome. The Capitals demonstrated little spark en route to another demoralizing defeat and didnt offer much resistance until the contest was out o...(read more)
... OTTAWA To watch the Washington Capitals in recent days is to wonder when things went wrong for a team that five months ago was often mentioned as a cant-miss candidate to make a long run in the postseason. Wednesday night, the Ottawa Senators became ...
... blasted a one-timer on another man-advantage to make it 4-0 at 12:08. Those tallies chased Vokoun, who allowed four goals on 11 shots, and brought in Michal Neuvirth (14 saves). The Capitals found some life in the third and chipped away at Ottawas l ...


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