Capitals four game point streak ends in Nashville

Charlie Lindgren, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Charlie Lindgren, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

The Washington Capitals four game point streak came to an end on Saturday night in a 3-1 loss to the Nashville Predators. After their loss to the Arizona Coyotes, they lost again in a shootout to get the point streak started. Then they got two wins in a row before falling to the Philadelphia Flyers in the shootout Thursday night, blowing a 3-2 third period lead.

The Caps will look to bounce back tonight on the road against the Carolina Hurricanes. We’ll have more on that game in a bit.

The loss sunk the Caps record to 14-9-4 for 32 points and sixth in the Metropolitan Division heading into tonight’s game. The Hurricanes sit in fourth place but only two points ahead while second in the wild card. The Caps are fifth in the wild card with the Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils ahead of them.

At 5:03 the Predators struck first on the power play from Colton Sissons. 1-0 was the score after one with the Preds leading in shots 8-4.

The Caps tied it with a power play goal of their own in the second period from T.J. Oshie at 5:16. It was his second goal of the season and Dylan Strome and Alex Ovechkin had the assists.

The Caps went 1 for 4 on the power play while the Predators finished 1 for 3.

At 13:26 the Predators took the lead to the delight of the Smashville crowd. Philip Tomasino had the goal. 2-1 Nashville was the score after two despite the Caps outshooting the Predators 13-6 in the second period.

In the third the Caps were outshot 9-5 and 23-22 overall. At 3:41 Yakov Trenin made it 3-1. Charlie Lindgren got the start in goal last night and finished with 20 saves.

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Expect Darcy Kuemper to get the nod tonight. Maybe the power play units stay the same since they’re starting to score. Maybe some lineup changes but no morning skate.