"Do I think so? Yeah," he said. "We're up by a goal in the third period. We get a power play and have a chance to make it 3-1, and instead we give them a short-handed goal. So all due respect to them, a team that's as experienced and as good as we are, we shouldn't be losing games that way."
"Maybe I'm in the minority here, I'm getting tired of hearing that we played hard and we should have deserved better," Orpik said. "We're not winning hockey games, and that's what it comes down to. I don't know. I don't feel very good leaving the rink when you lose, no matter how you played....
"I'm getting very concerned. Everyone wants to talk about the playoffs. We've still got eight games to go here, and we're not exactly playing too well. The way we're playing now, we'll be out in the first round. It's getting pretty frustrating, yeah."
Where's Sidney? Sidney Crosby, who is tied with Ovechkin for the league lead with 45 goals, hasn't scored in 5 straight games and has only 3 to his credit since returning from Vancouver. In the two meetings this season, the Great 8 has tallied 5 goals and 2 assists while Crosby has mustered 3 goals. Evgeni Malkin has 5 assists against the Capitals this season.
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