Washington Capitals: Caps Shutout for Seventh Time In 1-0 Loss To Thrashers

January 26th, 2011 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
If a writer on the Bleacher Report had predicted before the NHL season began that the Washington Capitals offense would get shutout seven times and lose the season series to the Atlanta Thrashers before the All-Star break, his right to write would have been revoked.

That is exactly the scenario that played out in the Capitals 1-0 shutout loss to the Thrashers in Atlanta this evening. Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec made 36 saves for his third shutout of the season.

Pavelec prior to this season was 1-6 against the Caps, surrendering four goals per game. This season is a much different story. Pavelec is 3-1 with two shut outs and a goals against average at 0.50. He has a save percentage of an astounding .985.

After sweeping the Thrashers last season, going 6-0, the Capitals dropped four of six to Atlanta this season.

The Capitals are now 3-4-1 on the road against the Southeast division. The Caps played their 24th road game of the season tonight in Atlanta. Washington lost for the tenth time this season away from DC, matching their road loss total from all of last season in the process.

Bruce Boudreau is clearly frustrat ...

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