Capitals Lose Eighth Straight Game and Fall From Southeast Lead

December 19th, 2010 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
For the seventh time in eight games the Washington Capitals high-powered offense failed to score more than two goals as the Boston bruins dealt the Caps an eighth straight loss.

Only two other times this decade has Washington lost eight or more in a row. The last time the Capitals experienced such a slide was during the 2006-07 season when Washington dropped nine straight.

For the first time since April of 2008, the Capitals have dropped from first place in the Southeast Division, a division they won by an astounding 38 points last spring. The Atlanta Thrashers are now in first place. With the off-season additions of players such as Dustin Byfuglien, Atlanta could be on track to win their first division title since the 06-07 season.

Washington technically fell two spots into third place. The Tampa bay Lightning also won Saturday night putting them into a tie with Washington. Tampa Bay currently holds the tie-breaker over the Caps because they have played two fewer games.

Saturday night's game in Boston continued the trend of slow starts for Washington. They gave up three first period goals and playing on ...

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