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Mikhail Grabovski was on target three times in his Capitals debut. Thank you Nonis. (AP) On the day the Federal Government shut down because of bickering in Congress, it was immediately apparent that the defenisve corps of the Washington Capitals was apparently a federally funded entity.  In Chicago, Illinois to open their season against the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks, Washington fell 6-4 in a highly entertaining and wide open contest.  Getting three goals from prize signing Mikhail Grabovski and one from Alex Ovechkin, the Caps were plagued by defensive breakdowns, turnovers, and a bit of shoddy goaltending and could not draw even with Chicago despite looking great on offense.  With the loss, Washington is 0-1-0 on the season. Washington’s defense left a lot to be desired on Tuesday night, and I fear that this will be a common refrain this season – at lest at the start of the campaign.  No one really played well, but Jack Hillen and John Carlson made some errors that l...
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