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Defensive Disarray: Capitals Capitulate in Blowout Loss

Defensive Disarray: Capitals Capitulate in Blowout Loss
Defensive Disarray: Capitals Capitulate in Blowout Loss

Capitals Suffer Blowout Loss, Struggling Defensively

The Washington Capitals' defensive woes continued in a disappointing loss, surrendering another six or more goals for the eleventh time this season. The third period proved to be their downfall, as they allowed several easy goals and displayed a lack of effort on the defensive end. This marks the second-most games with six or more goals allowed during Alex Ovechkin's tenure with the team, surpassed only by his rookie season in 2005-06.

Despite goaltender Charlie Lindgren's impressive saves, preventing a worse outcome, the Capitals' defense was overwhelmed in the final frame. Alex Ovechkin assisted on Dylan Strome's power-play goal, tying Sergei Fedorov for second-most assists by a Russian player in NHL history.

One positive takeaway from the loss was the performance of Alex Alexeyev, who showcased his dynamic play but was hinde

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