It seemed like the Washington Capitals were turning a corner, having won four straight games. Instead, they are crashing into the wall once again.
A overall poor effort Sunday cost the Caps their second straight game in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Washington found itself down 2-0 within the first 10 minutes before even registered its first shot on goal, which did not come until 16 minutes into the period. Mike Knuble cut the lead to 2-1 early in the second period, but two quick goals from Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw gave Chicago a 4-1 lead. Alex Ovechkin made it a two-goal game headed into the third period, but the Caps only registered seven shots on goal in the third and could not come back.