The Washington Capitals, looking for someone to provide a spark in the absenceáof two-time defending Hart Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin, got the complete opposite last night in a 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils (9-4-0). Four third-period penalties proved costly, as the Devils netted two power-play goals and held on to give the Caps (8-3-4) their third loss in a row, though just their third regulation loss of the season. Coach Bruce Boudreau expressed his frustration to the media after the game, "Guys didn't come to play," Boudreau said. "Whether they are feeling sorry for themselves because Alex is not in, I don't know." In particular, Alex Seminùthe one player on this roster that has talent that can approach the "Great 8"ùlooked completely lost.á In addition to ineffective play, he to ...
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