Top 3 concerns in recent Capitals slump

Is it time to panic yet Washington Capitals fans?
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#2 Where's the offense at?

If you thought the Caps offense was bad last year, it's worse now. And it isn't just the age of Ovechkin. Spencer Carbery is still adjusting to NHL life so no I'm not part of the "fire the coach" crowd. I am though skeptical of some of the offensive schemes.

But overall I do not think Carbery is a bad coach. There has been some postivies like the resurgence of Anthony Mantha and the emergence of Dylan Strome who has the potential to be the next big star around here.

But that doesn't mean there hasn't been negatives and there have been aplenty. The Caps are 30th in the league with just 108 total goals scored. The Sharks are the worst obviosuly with 100. The Blackhawks are the second worst at 104 and some folks make it sound like half of the goals were scored by Connor Bedard.

The Caps power play is shockingly somewhat better than the five on five at times but it's still bad. How bad? 28th in the NHL bad at a power play success percentage of just 14 percent. This was right before the game. It jumped up to 14.5 percent thanks to the Ovechkin goal but it's still 27th.

91 of the Caps 112 goals have come at even strength. 21 on the power play. BAD.