The Washington Capitals have won nine of 27 road games this season.
They have a 11.5 percent "success" rate on the power play on the road. They are currently on pace to break the 2005-06 Calgary Flames' dubious record of 34 road points since the advent of the shootout.
The bad luck continued Sunday as the Caps lost on the road once again in a 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers.
Washington failed to convert on two power plays, allowed a shorthanded goal and came up short despite a spirited performance in the third period. Such missed chances have haunted the Caps away from home ell season long. Things are starting to boil over. Via The Sporting News' Jesse Spector:
"You're watching the game, so you tell me," said [Jason] Chimera, who had six of the Capitals' 26 shots on goal. "You're watching it, obviously you thought we played like (crap). You're telling me we played bad, so that's obviously how we played. We played like crap. That's good. Put in the paper we played like crap. You can say that and (flippin') quote it, too."
Patience is starting to wear thin. If the Caps don't fix something, their playoff chances will be thin, too.