The Capitals couldn't hold on against the Canucks and fell 4-3 at home. A slow start and poor penalty kills were to blame for the tough loss.
It was a 12th birthday Sam Becker will remember for a lifetime.
Sudden thoughts and second thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche Thursday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver:
Alex Ovechkin sets up Nicklas Backstrom for a pretty goal in the second period, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead over the Avalanche.