Caps Once Again Fall to Blues 4-1

CAPITAL ONE ARENA – The St. Louis Blues came into Washington and defeated the Capitals thanks to a second period of three unanswered goals. That led not only to a 4-1 road win over the defending Stanley Cup champions but also swept the Caps for the season series after defeating Washington back on Jan. 3 in St. Louis. This game marked a significant milestone for Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik, who suited up for his 1,000th career NHL game. This is the Capitals second loss in a row having lost Saturday to the Blue Jackets on home ice in overtime

After Vince Dunn got called for boarding against Brett Connolly at 6:14, it put the Caps on the power play. The power play had been a lethal weapon to the Caps success in the past but lately it struggled. However, on Monday night it got off to a great start thanks to an Alex Ovechkin blast from the office for his 33rd goal of the season.

In the second period the road team answered with three straight goals in a short period of time. 3:18 in, Ivan Barbashev tied it and Dunn gave them the lead just 1:53 later.

2:49 later, David Perron puts the Blues up three goals.

Then things got chippy.

The Blues added another goal in the third to go up 4-1 on Vladimir Tarasenko’s 15th goal of the season. The Blues victory over the Caps is their third win in a row, their first three-game winning streak of the season. The Caps meanwhile will look for redemption tonight when they take on the Nashville Predators in the music city. They’ll look to avenge a loss to that same Preds team on New Years Eve.

A couple of good things came out of this game. The texting gloves they gave away are excellent and work well!

Also it looks like the Metro Maple Leafs youth hockey team had a blast at the game. You can read more on their story here.

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