The Washington Capitals fell to the St. Louis Blues 3-0 on Saturday night. Both teams won on their home ice as the season series was split, Caps winning the other night in D.C. behind a hat trick from former Blue T.J. Oshie
I'll keep this short to summarize the game itself. Colon Parayko struck first while the Caps were on the power play at 2:37 as the Blues outshot the Caps 12-5. Brayden Schenn made it 2-0 at 7:44 in the second period. The Caps outshot the Blues 9-6 in the second. In the third it was Jake Neighbors at 15:51 on the power play and the Blues outshot the Caps 11-4. The Blues outshot the Caps 29-18 overall.
The Caps had the edge in face off percentage 59.2 percent to 40.8 percent. The Caps went 0 for 3 on the power play while the Blues went 1 for 2. There was a combined 42 penalty minutes between the teams. The Caps had 15 blocked shots while the Blues had 13. The Blues outhit the Caps 19-15.
The Caps were shutout for the fifth time this season as they were only able to muster 18 shots the whole 60 minutes. Next up for them is a road back to back. First stop is the Twin City against the Minnesota Wild.
"A lot (didn't go right for our team)," Capitals coach Spencer Carbery told the media postgame.
"Didn't get nearly enough activity. (Jordan) Binnington, puck play was as bad as it's been all year in terms of stringing passes together tape to tape. Whether that was coming out of our zone off entries or just really struggle to simply handle pucks to make anything happen offensively to get to that part of the game wasn't even close."
The Caps are off today and currenlty sit at fourth place in the Metropolitan Division with 50 points, five back of the Hurricanes. The Caps are one point back of the Red Wings who play the Lightning tonight.