WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals were betrayed by their typically potent power play during the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Twelve months later, it's happening again.
Washington went 0-for-6 with the man advantage Sunday night in Game 2 of its Eastern Conference Semifinal series against the Tampa Bay Lightning – a big reason they lost 3-2 in overtime. The Capitals also did not score in five opportunities in Game 1 and are now in a 2-0 hole in this series as it shifts to Florida.
"We're trying. We're trying different things," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We're trying to make things work. Obviously it is not. It is not like there are bad penalty killers -- they stopped [34 out of 35] against Pittsburgh. We've got to just keep going at it."