The Washington Capitals can’t score on the power play, are getting mediocre goaltending, and have seen their overall shooting percentage fall off a cliff. Those three things have combined to sabotage a hot start where the Capitals spent much of the season leading the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals have fallen to fourth place in the Metro after losing eight of their last 11 games. They are currently in a stretch where they’ve won four games in regulation over their last 19 games. They have only one regulation win in January.
The Capitals tried to explain what was wrong after their latest listless loss, a 4-1 failing against the San Jose Sharks.