Found February 19, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
The Washington Capitals are halfway through a four game road swing that has the potential to define their season.  The two games played thus far paralleled the Caps’ season to date.  Last Friday night, the Capitals faced the Southeast Division leading Florida Panthers.  In a gritty and hard fought performance, Washington played the kind of hockey necessary to avoid falling short of a playoff berth.  Although former Capital Tomas Fleischmann scored first — with just 40 seconds remaining in the first period, the Capitals continued to battle.  They outshout the Panthers in every period, putting up a total of 41 shots on goal.  They held onto the puck better than they had in the past several games, and when Washington’s two Alex’s each lit the lamp in the third period, that was all that was needed to bring the Caps back within two points of Florida, with both teams having played 57 games of the regular season. Less than 24 hours later, the Capitals faced the Tampa Bay Lightning, the tea...
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