Posted February 08, 2013 on AP on Fox
Very little has gone right for the NHL-worst Washington Capitals, who failed to keep up again their last time out. While the Florida Panthers also struggled in the early going, they've picked up plenty of steam over the last week-plus. The Capitals try to avoid matching their longest pointless streak from all of last season Saturday against the Southeast Division rival Panthers, losers of five straight in the nation's capital. After reaching the playoffs in each of the last five seasons, Washington (2-8-1) could have a hard time contending if its efforts thus far are any indication. The Capitals have allowed a league high-tying 41 goals and have scored just 2.3 per game. "A little bit of everything," first-year coach Adam Oates said when asked what needs to change. "You got to be a strong team, you got to do as many little things as you can, which includes the goalie. ... We have to fight through our mistakes." The Capitals made more than their fair ...
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