With three straight losses and six in their past seven games, the Capitals have fallen on hard times. Even the goals they score don't come easily: Mathieu Perreault was struck in the face by this shot, and the puck bounced past Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson during Wednesday night's 4-2 loss. (Associated Press)

With three straight losses and six in their past seven games, the Capitals have fallen on hard times. Even the goals they score don't come easily: Mathieu Perreault was struck in the face by this shot, and the puck bounced past Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson during Wednesday night's 4-2 loss. (Associated Press)