The Washington Capitals, who have been hot lately coming into this game with an eight game winning streak fell to the Ottawa Senators by a score of 3-1 being their streak to a hault. Ottawa, who is usually successful at home (14-3-3), showed the Caps tonight why they are one of the teams to watch out for going into the end of the season and the playoffs. This game tonight was the second time the Caps lost to the Senators this season.
Washington gave up two open net goals, one on purpose and one by accident. The accident goal was back in the second period when Caps goalie Braden Holtby came out of the goal to play the puck when he shouldn’t have, passing the puck to the other team and allowing a goal and the purpose goal was when the Caps pulled Holtby in the third period. In the last 18 games before tonight the Caps had outscored the opposition in the second period 31-10, tonight they were outscored in the second 2-1.
Capitals captain and winger Alex Ovechkin’s streak of consecutive road games with a goal, which was nine road games, came to an end tonight. The lone goal for the Capitals in this game came by Mike Ribeiro in the second period making it his 13th of the season. Senators goalie Craig Anderson recorded 18 saves and now improves to 6-5-1 when facing the Capitals.
The next matchup for the Caps will on Saturday 7:00 PM in Montreal when the they will face off with the Canadians.
About the Author
Written by Brendan Keelan
Former High School and College athlete (football, Wesley College)