Thursday night, the Washington Capitals continued their poor play, falling 5-2 to Montreal in Quebec City. The reigning Stanley Cup champions started slow, needing 15 minutes and 45 seconds to record their first shot on goal, and did not score at even strength. The winless Capitals are now 0-3 in the preseason and have been outscored 12-5.
While the Capitals aren’t firing on all cylinders yet, the team’s captain, Alex Ovechkin, already appears to be in midseason form. Ovechkin scored on his first shot of the preseason.