Evgeny Kuznetsov, in his own Kuzy way, says Caps can’t dwell on bad spells of hockey, Nic Dowd wonders if team gets bored with leads
The Washington Capitals looked out of sorts against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, falling to the bottom-dwelling Western Conference team 4-3 in the shootout. The Blackhawks scored first in the opening stanza. The Capitals eventually fought back to take a 3-2 lead 57 seconds into the third period, but gave up a goal to Seth Jones with 9:04 remaining and lost in the skills competition.
Evgeny Kuznetsov was asked if the Capitals’ third-period collapse against the Florida Panthers two nights prior had anything to do with the team’s uninspired performance. The Capitals entered that final stanza against the Panthers leading 4-1, only to surrender four goals and fall 5-4.