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Capitals vs. Hurricanes Recap: The Streak is Over, Caps Fall 4-2

The final game of 2015 ends in a disappointing loss as the Caps fall in Raleigh

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Coming off of a gritty, shorthanded win over Buffalo, the Caps headed into Raleigh riding a nine-game winning streak and looking to round out 2015 with one more win. Unfortunately the depleted lineup in the second of back-to-back games was never quite able to get any momentum going and eventually fell for the first time in three weeks.

Thursday night's Plus/Minus:

  • Plus: Philipp Grubauer. The Caps once again gave up a boatload of shots to the Hurricanes, but Grubauer was very solid in net, turning aside 33 of the 36 he faced and almost robbing Eric Staal of his go-ahead goal in the third period.
  • Minus: The streak coming to an end. You knew it would happen eventually, but to have it happen this way, to this team full of Staals, makes it a little tough to swallow.

And now, this...

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