Capitals Vs. Kings: Washington's Road Woes Continue In 5-2 Loss

The Caps continue to struggle away from home in a 5-2 loss to the Kings at Staples Center.

California has never been kind to the Washington Capitals. Entering Monday's game against the Los Angeles Kings, Washington was a combined 23-46-8 on the road against the Kings, San Jose Sharks (Saturday's opponent, who defeated them 5-2) and Anaheim Ducks lifetime.

Things didn't change for the Caps Monday in a 5-2 loss to the Kings. What also didn't change is Washington's general lack of road success this season.

Washington's 7-12-1 road record and 15 points are second-worst in the Eastern Conference; only the Carolina Hurricanes' 12 points are lower. The Caps are also 1-6-0 on the road against Western Conference opponents.

There is a 13-goal differential between the home (65) and road (52) totals for the Caps and they've only scored nine power play goals while allowing 19. Luckily for the Caps, they begin a four-game homestand Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Unfortunately, Washington can't stay there for the rest of the season.

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