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The Capitals gave in to impatience in the opener — forcing the action when they should have just protected their 2-1 lead — and it cost them the game and the home-ice advantage. Sunday night they held it together much better, but not well enough to avoid another defeat. Is the end in sight for them? Not if you buy what Boucher said:

“I’ve always believed it’s not about momentum, it’s about desperation.”

Desperation. That might be the only place right now where the Caps have an edge. And it’s a sizable one.