Capitals vs. Canucks: Washington Loses 3rd in a Row to NHL-Leading Vancouver

January 14th, 2011 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
The Vancouver Canucks skated into the Verizon Center for their contest with the Capitals as the best team in the NHL. Vancouver has a league-best 28 wins and 62 points.

Playing in their third game in four days and having been shut out by the Rangers last evening, the Canucks appeared as if they could be vulnerable, especially with the Caps not playing yesterday.

Many fans even wondered if Vancouver’s loss would have an effect on them since it was their first loss in regulation since Dec. 5, a streak of 17 games.

Instead of dealing Vancouver their 10th loss of the season, Washington struggled again on the power play, committed another defensive miscue leading to a late-period goal and allowed the Canucks to steal two points in a 4-2 loss.

This was a game the Capitals should have won and are beginning to have many fans and media wondering just where the effort is.

Little by little the Caps are missing chances to pick up valuable points in a tight Southeast Division. Tampa lost to the worst team in the NHL at home tonight, losing 5-2 to the New Jersey Devils.

Not to make it ...

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