“Normally you can try and take some positives out of games, tonight, nothing,” Troy Brouwer to 106.7 The Fan’s Sky Kerstein after the Capitals 5-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

“Florida lost yesterday, we were looking good, we were excited about today and then we come out and just flat, just terrible.”

Washington put themselves in a 2-0 hole five minutes into the game and Dale Hunter pulled Tomas Vokoun in hopes of stopping the bleeding.  It didn’t work as Andrea Nodl put one past Michal Neuvirth with :30 seconds remaining in the first period to put Washington down 3-0 heading into the first intermission.

“We weren’t ready to play, gave up chances, gave the puck away, didn’t get the puck in deep, just all around embarrassing.”

Brouwer followed Matt Hendricks’ lead, who fought twice in the second period, and dropped the gloves in the third to square off against Justin Faulk.