Struggling to score goals is a new feeling for Alex Ovechkin. At least he has some company among his Washington Capitals teammates.
Ovechkin will try to help the Capitals avoid their first three-game losing streak this season when they continue a three-game trip against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
Although Washington (10-5-1) ranks near the top of the league with 56 goals, its production has slowed during a 1-3-1 skid. The Caps have totaled 11 goals in those games, the most recent a 3-1 loss at Nashville on Tuesday.
Troy Brouwer opened the scoring with 4:46 left in the third period but the Predators answered 28 seconds later and came up with the winning goal in the final minute.
"It's hard to take because we worked so hard," said coach Bruce Boudreau, one win shy of his 200th. "I mean you get 40 shots in this building against a great defensive team, and 32 of them are in the last two periods, it's really tough. We'll have to regroup tomorrow and get ready for Winnipeg."...