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Leonsis calls Capitals’ loss in Carolina ‘an unacceptable performance’

by Katie Carrera

After a 5-0 rout at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes, the Capitals described their effort as “embarassing” and “flat.”

Owner Ted Leonsis added his own analysis to the mix this morning on his blog, and he didnt mince words.

“That was the worst game of the season;” Leonsis wrote. “We came up small when we needed to come up big and win a game on the road. Another wasted opportunity to get two points and move up in the standings. An unacceptable performance – a 5 to 0 loss.”

Like the players, though, Leonsis emphasized that Washington must move forward and quickly. Despite the ugliness of their lackluster outing against Carolina, the Capitals sit just one point back from a playoff spot and only two out of first place in the Southeast Division. With 23 games left, there is time for Washington to take advantage of its place in a weak division.

“We can’t look back though; and feel sorry for ourselves;” Leonsis wrote. “We play on Wednesday against a team ahead of us in the standings; the Ottawa Senators. We need that win to get back to 500 on the road trip. Simple math. We need to play 500 on the road and capitalize on our remaining games to be played at home.”

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