Washington Capitals’ Eight-Game Losing Streak Ends in Ottawa

December 20th, 2010 by Trent Reinsmith Leave a reply »
The Washington Capitals eight-game losing streak ended on Sunday night against the Ottawa Senators.

The Capitals 3-2 win over the Senators marked their first win since December 1. The victory also broke a winless streak for all Washington DC sports teams, since neither the Redskins nor the Wizards have won a game since December 3.

The win also moved the Capitals back into first place in the Southeast Division. Prior to the game they sat in third place, behind the Atlanta Thrashers and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Things looked bad for the Capitals early in the game as the Senators jumped to a 2-0 first period lead with goals from Chris Kelly and Ryan Shannon.

The Capitals came out strong in the second period, tying the game within the first two minutes of play on goals by Mathieu Perreault and Eric Fehr. Perreault later put the Caps ahead 3-2 with a power play goal at the 6:52 mark of the second period.

Once they took the lead, the Caps looked energized and much more confident in their play.

There were some moments of concern in the third period when Washington took three penalties, giving the Senators six minutes ...

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