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There are a lot of things going wrong for the league-worst Capitals these days. In addition to the lack of goals (Washington is the only team that hasn’t scored four goals once this season) and mental mistakes, there’s some plain bad luck.

Jay Beagle was asked if he’s ever experienced a stretch like this before. He hasn’t, and after 10 games, the Capitals grinder wondered if the team should take some unorthodox steps to change their luck a bit.

“I’ve never actually seen the puck bounce, and it’s not all bounces, but there’s a lot of bounces that aren’t going our way,” Beagle said. “I don’t know if we have to sacrifice a cow or something. I don’t know what we have to do.”

Someone suggested perhaps he should start small rather than with a cow.

“No! I’m starting big,” Beagle joked. “There’s no time for starting small.”

Beagle was then informed that a dead mouse was found in the media workroom at the Capitals practice facility Wednesday morning.

“Good,” Beagle replied. “Let’s start with that.”