Caps’ slow start dooms them to Game 7

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The Caps lost in 2008 to the Flyers in overtime to end that season in the first round. Washington then completed a rally from a 3-1 series deficit against the Rangers in the first round last season before turning in a terrible performance against the Penguins in the deciding game of the second round.

For all the accolades the Caps have earned in 2009-10, it won’t mean a whole lot if the team squanders this series with perhaps the best club in franchise history and leave the club with a bitter offseason to ponder how the season came unglued so quickly.

And now, it will come down to the result of the series’ final 60 minutes — or perhaps more with overtime — on Wednesday, somewhere the Capitals didn’t want to be.

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Ted Starkey

Ted Starkey

Ted Starkey, a Web editor for the continuous news desk, has written for and edited high-traffic websites, including AOL News, AOL Sports,, and He also has covered the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics, Stanley Cup playoffs, NFL, NHL, MLB and NCAA hockey during his career.

He is a graduate of American University, with a double major in ...

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