Saturday night The Capitals were back home to play the Florida Panthers before they head out on a road trip that tours western Canada. The team won’t take a victory with them, as they fell 4-1 to the Panthers in a penalty-ridden display.
The Capitals out-attempted the Panthers 56 to 28 at five-on-five and outshot them 42 to 23. The Capitals’ 42 shots on goal set a new season high. You can dominate all the shot metrics you want, but if you take eleventy billion penalties in the first two periods, you’re not going to win many games.