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  • Another from Reirden: "If we would have won that game 6-5, it still isn't the right way to play hockey. It's great because we feel good because we got the win, but to trade chances, that's not how we're going to have success & we know that that doesn't bring you long-term gain."
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  • As others have pointed out, this means Ovechkin will sit out vs. Calgary on Feb. 1 to satisfy penalty for skipping All-Star Game this weekend.
    Reirden confirms Ovechkin will play in Toronto tomorrow
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  • The exact dates on this were Jan. 12-24, 2014. They went 0-5-2 during that seven-game losing streak.
    Capitals have lost six in a row (0-4-2). That's their longest losing streak since they lost seven in a row in Jan. 2014.
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  • Capitals coach Todd Reirden was as angry as he has been this season after loss tonight: "That was not Washington Capital hockey. Going chance-for-chance against a team that has that type of firepower, that's not going to win in the long run."
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  • Reirden confirms Ovechkin will play in Toronto tomorrow
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  • Ovechkin said loss was his fault because he had time but rushed play when he shot for empty net (Burns blocked) when he should have passed to Backstrom or Oshie and let them shoot for empty net
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  • Ovechkin said he’s planning to play tomorrow in Toronto
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  • They’ve allowed at least 7 goals in three of their past 4 games
    Capitals have allowed 15 goals past two games
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  • Capitals have allowed 15 goals past two games
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  • Capitals have lost six in a row (0-4-2). That's their longest losing streak since they lost seven in a row in Jan. 2014.
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