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The butterflies were going for defenseman Karl Alzner on Tuesday. The Washington Capitals already had lost two in a row with a showdown against the reigning Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins looming.
The Washington Capitals have been outshot in eight straight games. That they've managed to not fall into a losing rut is thanks to some opportune scoring and outstanding goaltending.
Tomas Vokoun lay on his back on the ice, hurricane siren blaring and red light turning behind his net. The goaltender had done just about everything he could, and it wasn't nearly enough.
Starting off a four-game home stand with three wins was a good start for the Capitals, but it all came to a crashing thud with a 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders at Verizon Center.
This one was a long time coming. Dmitry Orlov's call-up in mid-November was designed to bring a spark to the struggling Washington Capitals, and it did a lot of that.
Jack Johnson was watching the Denver Broncos-Pittsburgh Steelers playoff game Sunday afternoon with friends from Michigan when Tim Tebow led his team to yet another improbable victory, this time in overtime. It was at that point the Los Angeles Kings defenseman got a challenge.
As difficult as it is for visiting teams to play at HP Pavilion against the San Jose Sharks, the Washington Capitals were feeling pretty good Saturday night. They had just tied the score early in the third period and silenced a sellout crowd.