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Senators come back to hand Capitals their fourth straight loss

Nov 27, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

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Consider it two points thrown away by the Washington Capitals on Wednesday.

The Capitals scored three times in the opening period, forging a two-goal lead over the Ottawa Senators, but ended up losing 6-4 on home ice.

Zack Smith gave the Senators their second lead of the night – both came in the third period – on a goal Capitals puck stopper Braden Holtby would like to have back.

Smith broke into the Washington zone down the left side and managed to get his quick wrist shot through Holtby, who allowed five goals on 40 shots.

The Smith winner also came just 2:23 remaining in regulation time and one minute and four seconds after the Capitals tied the game at four goals apiece on a power play blast from John Carlson.

Just so happened that on Washington’s third-period tying goal, Smith was in the penalty box for kneeing Carlson. Funny world.

The Capitals, given the result, won’t think it’s so funny. Their night came unraveled after the opening period. Ottawa got five goals in the final 40 minutes.

For the Senators, it was just their second win in the last six games. They host the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Capitals have now lost four straight, including a shootout defeat to Toronto last Saturday.

  1. vbcaps - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Mike green…lazy penalties and missed net wide left from about 12 feet out..

    I thought holtby looked sharped in spurts, but also would of liked a few of the goals against back

    Ottawa had 3 ppgs. Almost impossible to win when you have 3 ppgs against,what happened to that top 5 pk Washington?

    4 game loosing streak

  2. blomfeld - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    HOUSTON CONTROL: SAY AGAIN WASHINGTON, ABORT OVI NOW !

    Hopefully the Caps will see to it to do ‘that’ which needs to be done before it’s too late … God willing …

    • slysipops - Nov 28, 2013 at 2:17 AM

      TO BLOMS…..YOUR THE BEST……………

  3. cspsrbums - Nov 27, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    @ bloom R u crazy he is the only one that is playing hockey on this team. Instea of trading Erat move Brouwer and Laich neither have done nothing all year and they are on the PP also. Green is slow and broke all the time, Let Orlov play before we lose him. Oates wake up and get your head out of your A$$

    • blomfeld - Nov 27, 2013 at 11:40 PM

      cspsbums – no doubt you’re ‘good’ people man … however a handle like yours clearly indicates that you’re already beyond help … nonetheless, God bless to you all the same and take care … Blomfeld

    • slysipops - Nov 28, 2013 at 2:10 AM

      BLOMS just wants him available for LA

  4. joey4id - Nov 28, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Reset button! Absolutely! This team is a complete mess and the window is closing quickly on the Ovi era. If you don’t want to include in the reset plan, then you need to get him support to captain the team. Throw him in the reset plan and build for the future with a true leader. GMGM has to be part of the reset plan too. They need a very very good hockey man. Someone with a proven record to build a team of hockey management and player personnel. Time for Leonis to reach out to retired executive management people who have previously blown up a team in the past.

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