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Capitals Vs. Wild: Washington Trails 2-0 After Second Period

The Washington Capitals trail the Minnesota Wild 2-0 after two period in Minnesota. Matt Bradley's late holding penalty resulted in a power play for the Wild which they capitalized on with just 16 seconds remaining in the period.

With the Wild about to go on a 5 on 3 power play, Mikko Koivu found Matt Cullens' rebound and put it passed Michael Neuvirth for a 2-0 lead.

This is the fourth time through the first ten games of the season that the Capitals have fallen behind 2-0. They fell behind the Nashiville Predators 2-0 on Oct. 16 then fell behind Boston 2-0 in both games of their home-and-home series last week.

This game is very similiar to last night's game in Carolina. The Capitals have not managed many shots on net, just 11 shots through the first two periods, and have not generated many scoring chances.

The Capitals best chance came early in the second period while on the power play. Nicklas Backstrom found the loose puck in the low slot and fired a shot on the Wilds' Nicklas Backstrom which was stopped with an eye-popping glove save. The save was eerily similiar to Michael Neuvirth's stop on the Hurricanes' Eric Staal last night.

Washington is 0 for 2 on the power play through two periods.