The Washington Capitals lost a 3-1 game against the Nashville Predators, extending captain Alex Ovechkin’s career-worst goal drought to 12 games. The Predators dominated early in the game, and despite glimpses of offensive success, the Capitals were unable to stage a comeback. While they did score a power-play goal, they suffered various defensive mishaps, culminating in the Predators taking a two-goal lead that Washington was unable to overcome. Despite a late power-play opportunity, the Capitals came up short once again. This has become a recurring problem for the Capitals – working hard on defense but struggling to find success on offense due to a lack of precision in their execution. The coach remarked that the game started to get a little bit sloppier in the third period and the team is trying to find their “extra step” to overcome that hump. Although they are defending hard and working tirelessly, they need to improve their precision with their passes and shots. This is a recurring issue for the team and they are struggling to overcome this challenge.