Washington Capitals’ Notes: Alexander Semin Hurt, Points in 8 Consecutive Games

January 10th, 2011 by Trent Reinsmith Leave a reply »
It seems that the Washington Capitals have put the bad days of December behind them, as they gained at least one point in the standings in each of their last eight games.

The Capitals endured a rough December, going on eight-game losing streak. The streak began on December 2 with a 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars and ended on December 19 with a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. 

Including that December 19 win, the Capitals have gone 6-0-2. 

The fans and pundits who filled message boards and blogs with negative comments about the team have been mostly silent during the current point streak.

While the Caps have been gaining points, so have the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Capitals, who have one game in hand on the Lightning, trail them by one point in the Southeast Division standings. The Lightning sit atop the division with 55 points, while the Caps reside in second with 54 points.

On Tuesday, January 11, the Capitals will embark on a short two game road trip to Florida, playing the Panthers on Tuesday and the Lightning on Wednesday.  Alexander Semin will not be making that trip with the team.

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