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Chicago Blackhawks Suffer Capitals Punishment 4-1

By Sean Fitzgerald

Oct 15, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing

Alex Ovechkin

(8) celebrates with Capitals center

Evgeny Kuznetsov

(92) and Capitals defenseman

John Carlson

(74) after scoring a goal on Chicago Blackhawks goalie

Scott Darling

(33) in the third period at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks came into Washington D.C reeling from a shutout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on the ice. Off the ice the Blackhawks signed Kyle Cuminsky to a one year deal and then sent him to Rockford. The Cuminisky move was to aid the defense but it appears the offense is now in trouble.

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Coach Quenneville tried shaking up the lineup tonight by reinserting Kyle Baun.

Viktor Tikhonov was added to the top line in place of Ryan Garbutt who was healthy scratch. Tikhonov’s promotion was not met with good results.

As a whole the Blackhawks were outplayed tonight especially in the first period. The Capitals appeared to be the better team. The Capitals got the scoring started for the night with a goal from TJ Oshie.

The Blackhawks dug themselves a bigger hole as the Capitals got up 2-0.

The Capitals kept the heat on and kept scoring. Matt Niskanen put the Capitals 3-0.

The Blackhawks tried to come back in the second period. Viktor Svedberg broke the Blackhawks scoring drought.

Despite the poor play from most of the team, Andrew Shaw had a good game. However, Shaw made a Shaw mistake late in the game. Fornately it does not cost the Blackhawks. Due to the nature of the game, the Blackhawks started taking chances. It did not go well for the Blackhawks.

Alexander Ovechkin put the game out of reach. The Blackhawks lost 4-1.
After tonight’s game it appears that the Blackhawks only have one effective line.

People think that Marko Dano might be the answer to the Blackhawks offensive woes.

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