The Capitals got absolutely trounced 6-2 by a team that is very bad. I’m going to demonstrate what I thought of their effort levels by copying said levels with this post.
The Capitals out-shot the Avs 30 to 28 and the five-on-five shot attempts were deadlocked 35 apiece, but that doesn’t really tell the whole story. The Capitals were porous and the Avalanche took advantage. Seemingly every goal they scored was easy.