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Capitals @ Blues Recap: Caps Shut Out in 3-0 Win for St. Louis

Jan 20, 2024; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn (10) reacts after scoring against the Washington Capitals during the second period at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
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The Washington Capitals wrapped up their home-and-home with the St. Louis Blues tonight. When these teams faced each other on Thursday, it was TJ Oshie with the hatty that led the Caps to a 5-2 win in DC. Tonight in St. Louis, the vibes were very much not in Washington’s favor.

Plus: The MSN broadcast said that Nicklas Backstrom is traveling with the team for this road trip!

Minus: Is “Everything” an acceptable answer here? After two great games on home ice this week, the performance the Capitals put on in St. Louis tonight left a lot to be desired. They were slow, disorganized, and the offense couldn’t even manage to hit 20 shots. Oh, and they got shut out by Jordan Binnington.

Key Moment: The Capitals got the first power play of the night, but any potential momentum was stopped in its tracks when Colton Parayko scored a shorthanded goal just 2:37 into the game. After that, it was all St. Louis.

Caps Player of the Game: Who else but Charlie Lindgren? These days, it seems like Lindgren is often the Caps’ best player on the ice. Shoutout to Chuck for doing his best to keep his team in every game he plays.

Final Thoughts: Entering tonight, the Caps had been held to two goals or less 23 times this season. Well, make it 24! While their record doesn’t necessarily reflect this worrisome trend, it does feel like it’s only a matter of time before it does.

Up next for the Capitals: a trip to Minnesota to face the Wild on Tuesday, January 23 at 8pm ET.

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