For the second game in a row, the Washington Capitals fell in overtime at home to an opponent they should have dominated.á On Sunday afternoon, in a strange 5:00 p.m. start, the Caps fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 when R.J. Umberger scored a power play goal, his second of the game,á1:45 into the overtime period. What was worse was the goal, and the situation that led up to it, that allowed the Jackets to tie the game.á Raffi Torres tipped in a cross-crease pass just as a slashing penalty to veteran Mike Knuble expired...with 23 seconds remaining in the game. "Well, we took a stupid penalty, and that's what happens when you take stupid penalties,"ácoach Bruce Boudreau said about Knuble's slash.á "It was a selfish penalty, and they cost you all the time." It's unfortunate the way ...
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