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How To Prepare For The Rest Of The Caps Season

Being a half-decent sports fan is about moderating expectations.

You don't want to be that guy or girl who goes into every season saying "this year is ours because reasons" because if you do, you'll wind up crying in the corner clutching your jersey and listening to sad Radiohead. You don't want that.

A 4-3 loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh saw the Capitals slide to third in the Metropolitan division, their third loss in a row. It was a good effort by the visiting Caps but, like always, almost every Capitals goal saw a Penguins equalizer shortly after.

And on cue with 1:54 to go, the Penguins scored a gut-punch goal from rookie defenseman Olli...

Downie Taken Away In Stretcher; Lecavalier Has Facial Injuries

The Flyers lost more than a 7-0 game to the Capitals on Friday and the results are scary.

Steve Downie was diagnosed with a concussion and was taken away in an ambulance after the game, and Vincent Lecavalier has facial injuries after a third period fight. Both players will not play Saturday against the Devils.

(Photo: Steve Downie is escorted off the ice after his second period fight. He was taken away in a stretcher after suffering a concussion. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)