WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 04: Matt Hendricks #26 of the Washington Capitals looks on from the bench during the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Verizon Center on March 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Time is ticking away for the Washington Capitals.
Unlike Friday's lack of effort, the Caps dominated play at points Sunday. Washington had 34 shots on goal and used an aggressive forecheck to pin Philadelphia in their own zone throughout the game, but Ilya Bryzgalov stopped all 34 shots to earn the shutout victory. Moral victories can no longer be considered.
"There's no silver lining to losing hockey game during this time of year," Matt Hendricks said.
The Caps are now 1-2-0 on a pivotal five-game homestand with two games left Tuesday and Thursday. There is a month left in the season, but next week could determine the Caps' fate as they continue to falter.