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For Capitals, harm woes proceed to mount with punishing loss in Calgary


CALGARY — The Washington Capitals’ harm woes worsened Saturday evening in a 5-2 loss to Calgary on the Scotiabank Saddledome, with beginning goaltender Darcy Kuemper and defenseman Martin Fehervary leaving the sport with upper-body accidents.

Kuemper exited the sport with lower than 4 minutes left within the second interval after he took an elbow to the pinnacle from Tyler Toffoli. Kuemper and Toffoli exchanged slashes earlier than Kuemper skated to the bench throughout stoppage. Whereas it appeared Kuemper was initially pulled out of the sport by a concussion spotter, the goaltender pulled himself out of the sport as a result of he didn’t really feel 100%.

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Earlier than Kuemper’s exit, Fehervary left the sport halfway by the second interval and didn’t return after he was checked into the boards by Milan Lucic. Fehervary, who was dominated out for the remainder of the sport with an upper-body harm, appeared to favor his left arm/shoulder on his option to the locker room.

Capitals Coach Peter Laviolette stated each Kuemper and Fehervary can be evaluated Sunday in Edmonton forward of Monday’s conflict with the Oilers. Fehervary was noticed sporting a sling on his left arm after the sport.

Each accidents occurred with the Capitals (10-12-4) trailing 2-1 after Andrew Mangiapane put Calgary forward 1:35 into the second interval along with his low shot from the circle. Washington had its probabilities within the third interval to search out the equalizer, however couldn’t discover a gap in opposition to Flames netminder Dan Vladar (27 saves).

As an alternative, Adam Ruzicka put the Flames up 3-1 with a easy breakaway previous Capitals backup goaltender Charlie Lindgren (seven saves) with 6:21 left within the third. Mangiapane scored his second objective of the evening lower than a minute later for the Flames’ fourth objective of the evening.

John Carlson scored with 1:06 remaining, however Washington’s late-game push was too little, too late. Elias Lindholm scored an empty-netter with lower than 4 seconds left to provide the sport’s ultimate rating.

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The Capitals are actually 1-2-1 by 4 video games of their six-game street journey. Washington finishes the journey Wednesday in Philadelphia.

“We’ve had a subsequent man up mentality for a pair years now however when you could have that you simply want everybody going, you want everybody choosing it up for the blokes which might be out,” T.J. Oshie stated. “It looks like when we’re not taking part in our greatest we wouldn’t have that full staff effort.”

Blake Coleman put the Flames up 1-0 at 18:03 of the primary interval along with his snipe from the appropriate circle previous Kuemper. It was the Flames’ first objective in opposition to Kuemper in 78 minutes this season.

Conor Sheary tied the sport at 1 with 33.1 seconds left within the first interval. Sheary sniped it from the appropriate circle for his second power-play objective in as many video games. He has 9 objectives this season.

Washington tinkered with its lineup, plugging younger prospect Alex Alexeyev into the lineup rather than Matt Irwin. Irwin was an on a regular basis participant within the final month, filling in for Dmitry Orlov, who was injured in early November. Orlov, who’s on injured reserve, has missed 12 straight video games.

“It’s been slightly battle figuring out and serving to [Orlov] get by this harm,” Capitals Common Supervisor Brian MacLellan stated Saturday. “It’s lingered on loads longer than anybody anticipated. Appears to be headed in a constructive course which is why he’s come out for the journey. We’ll see the way it goes over the following couple of days; hopefully we’ll get him in a recreation.”



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