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With fewer than 20 games left, the Washington Capitals badly needed a win from the Philadelphia Flyers to stay competitive. This Sunday night rendezvous held pretty high stakes for the Caps, and the team responded with a distinguished effort. But effort ain’t goals.
After a scoreless first period, Eric Wellwood redirected an outside shot from Pavel Kubina to make it 1-0. That’s the whole story. Flyers beat Caps 1-0.
The Florida Panthers won on Sunday. The Caps are 5 points back.
The Capitals now have a shutout problem. Even with some solid goaltending, they didn’t put up enough offense. That makes two full hours without a goal. The “on-ice product” is pretty crappy right now. I’d check the manufacturer’s warranty.
Yeah. It seems Mike Knuble’s curse has spread to the whole team. That’s probably bad news for one of these guys…
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