The Washington Capitals have struggled as of late, grabbing only three points in their last four games. While the Southeastern Division leaders got off to a hot start at the beginning of the season, they have shown signs of weakness as of late.
With a 3–2 home shootout loss against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday evening, the Capitals sustained injuries to their blue line and showed a lack of offensive savvy when the score was tied—which is usually an opportunity for an offensively powerful team like the Caps to overwhelm their opponents.
Blowing leads and failing to produce scoring chances is not a recipe for success in the Eastern Conference nor anywhere else, and the team will need to shake these slumps and come back with tangible winning streaks when these lulls occur.
Let’s take a look at a few ways the Capitals can improve at this point to overcome their most recent struggles.