Capitals winger Garnet Hathaway didn’t take long after the final horn Wednesday to show his frustration — either with Sharks forward Jonah Gadjovich or with Washington’s poor play in the month of January.
Immediately following the Capitals’ 4-1 loss — which dropped the team to 3-6-2 in the new year — Hathaway dropped his gloves with Gadjovich and threw some buzzer beaters for more than a minute as the officials let them engage in fisticuffs.
The defeat marked the first time all season the Capitals lost back-to-back games in regulation. They were shut out Monday against Vegas, meaning Alex Ovechkin and company have scored only one goal in the last 120 minutes.
“It’s super frustrating no matter how you look at it, how you feel about it. But we can’t feel sorry for ourselves. That is not going to win us anything,” John Carlson said about the team’s recent woes. “I don’t think anybody expects this to go on forever, but it’s tough.”
The January skid has taken the Capitals (23-12-9) from one of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference to fourth place in the Metropolitan Division.