Capitals fall to Ducks Thursday night

Dylan McIlrath, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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Bear with us we are a little behind in our game stories as it’s been a crazy couple of days. Before we break down the Washington Capitals awesome win over the New York Rangers this afternoon we gotta talk about Thursday night’s dud against the Anaheim Ducks. Alright let’s get it out of the way.

The Caps loss on Thursday night to the Ducks was their sixth in a row. Their first time doing that since 2007 or 2004 I forget which one. T.J. Oshie gave the Caps a 1-0 lead at 11:41 with the goal assisted by Erik Gustafsson and Nicklas Backstrom on the power play. The Caps led in shots 12-6 and 1-0 after one.

In the second period the Ducks tied it from Isac Lundestrom at 7:09. Nick Jensen gave the Caps the lead right back at 9:07 with the assists from Nic Dowd and Martin Fehervary. Troy Terry tied it right back up at 9:51. 2-2 was the score after two with the Caps leading in shots 15-10.

In the third period the Ducks took the lead for good with a goal by Jakob Silfverberg and Derek Grant at 18:29. 4-2 was the final. Now that I looked it up the last time they lost six straight regulation games was from Oct. 14-29, 2003 and this note came from Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press. The sixth loss during that streak at the time also came to the Ducks who were called the Mighty Ducks.

That win by the Ducks ended their six game losing streak while the Caps would end theirs earlier this afternoon against the New York Rangers. We’ll have a recap of that game shortly. Ryan Strome also improved to 7-0-0 in games against his brother Dylan Strome.

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Alex Ovechkin spoke to the media about Dmitry Orlov and Garnet Hathaway getting traded before the game:

"“Well, it’s sad. Great teammates, good friends, good players. That’s hard, but what we say, it’s a business. It’s life, so I wish them luck and we have to move on.”"