Washington Capitals Down Ottawa Senators in Come from Behind Fashion

January 17th, 2011 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
For the second time this season, the Washington Capitals used the Ottawa Senators to get healthy in snapping a losing streak. 

Washington downed a struggling Senators team 3-1 in an afternoon affair at Washington's Verizon Center.

The Capitals beat the Senators 3-2 in Ottawa back on December 19th, ending an eight game losing streak, which was the longest since Bruce Boudreau took over as head coach in 2007.

Yesterday, the Capitals scored three third period goals in a 6 minute and 16 second span to beat the Senators for the third time this season, but what can we really take from this victory?

The Senators are 13th in the eastern Conference, started a goalie that was 0-5-2 in his last seven starts and are one of only eight teams that give up over three goals per game.

Ottawa was 1-6-1 in their last eight games and the Caps, losers of three straight, once again played down to the competition in getting shutout for the first 40 minutes.

For two periods, Ottawa gave the Capitals' offense fits, but that’s no longer a surprise from any team in the NHL.

For the fifth time in ...

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