Washington Capitals Struck Down by Tampa Bay Lightning in Another Shutout Loss

January 13th, 2011 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
The Washington Capitals completed their trip to the Sunshine state winless for the first time since the 2007 season.

The Tampa Bay Lightning once again served notice that they, not the Capitals, are the team to beat in the NHL's Southeast division.

For the second time in eight days Dwayne Roloson and the Tampa Bay Lightning shut out the Capitals to take over sole possession of first place in the division. Roloson’s shutout was his fourth career shutout against the Capitals. 

Last night's 3-0 loss was the sixth time in the last 25 games the Capitals have been held scoreless. If you’re looking for further evidence that Washington’s offense is in more than just a slump, I offer these numbers as proof.

This current stretch of shutouts began on November 19 when Atlanta beat the Capitals 5-0. Since then, the Capitals have been shut out five additional times with four of the six shutouts coming at the hands of divisional opponents.

Prior to November 19, you would have to go back 213 regular season games to February 2, 2008 to find six shutouts posted against Washington. The Caps were als ...

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