Mar 13, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) is congratulated by his teammates for scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period at the United Center. The Blackhawks beat the Blues 4-3 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
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.