The Caps ended their six-game win streak with a troubling loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. A bad bounce gave rookie Artturi Lehkonen a goal in a first period that was otherwise dominant for Washington, but after that the Caps crumbled. Nick Backstrom‘s power play goal was neutralized 90 seconds later by Jeff Petry‘s goal, itself the result of a defensive breakdown by Karl Alzner.
So the Habs win and the Caps have serious stuff to think about. The next streak starts Wednesday.