The Capitals dropped a 4-3 decision to the Atlanta Thrashers on
Friday. Washington led, 2-0, midway through the second period,
but allowed Atlanta to score three times in a span of 3:17 in
the second period.
Dainius Zubrus scored twice while Chris Clark added the other
goal for the Capitals, who lost their third straight to the
Thrashers this season.
The Flyers have actually been better lately, going 2-2-0 in
their last four after a disastrous 1-6-1 start that followed
with the firing of coach Ken Hitchcock and resigning of general
manager Bobby Clarke.
However, Philadelphia lost its last game, 5-2, to the Tampa Bay
Lightning on Thursday. The Flyers trailed, 3-0, midway through
the third period before R.J. Umberger and Randy Jones scored.
A reason for the Flyers woes this season is a dormant power
play. Philadelphia went 0-for-4 on the power play against the
Lightning, and have the worst ranking in the league at 8.1