Originally posted on NBC Washington  |  Last updated 12/13/11
The Capitals collapsed Tuesday night in a 5-1 loss to the Flyers at the Verizon Center. The offense was AWOL. The defense was porous. And the goaltending was, well, questionable at times. How bad was it? "I wouldn't have wanted to pay money to see that game tonight if I was a Caps' fan," winger Troy Brouwer said in a very bleak, very quiet locker room after the loss. That pretty much sums it up. It was a forgettable performance by the Caps against a team riddled with injuries to star players. But despite not having Claude Giroux, Chris Pronger and others, the Flyers were still able to put a five-spot on the scoreboard. The Capitals, meanwhile, well... "It's an ugly game," Jeff Halpern said. "We turned it into a practice with our d-zone coverage and their cycle, and ... they embarrassed us because of it," Halpern added. Needless to say, no one in the Caps' locker room was happy with the performance. And the first goal -- a softie allowed by Tomas Vokoun -- seemed to set the tone for
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