Capitals Vs. Panthers: Washington Falls 4-3 In Overtime

Well, that didn't last very long.

After entering the period with the Panthers being in another power play, the Panthers last ranked PP group struck as Dennis Wideman snuck a wrist shot by Michal Neuvirth, handing the Caps a 4-3 loss.

This was a valiant effort for the Washington Capitals, but in the end, it came down to two factors: lack of scoring on power play chances, and giving up too many power play scoring chances.

The Caps were unable to capitalize on any power play chances in this game and the Panthers scored 3 of their 4 goals on power plays, including the game winner. 

It goes without saying, but if the Capitals are going to do anything big this year, they must rectify the power play situation. Too often they have put themselves in bad situations and leaving the outmanned Michal Neurvirth at a disadvantage. Conversely, they simply have not scored when given power play opportunities, especially early in games.

The Caps failed to regain the lead in the Southeast division, but they are now tied for the lead. Their point streak will continue as they have now earned 9 straight points.

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