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Capitals come out flat in Vegas in final game before Christmas break

The Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov checks Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore into the boards during the first period of Vegas’s 3-0 win Saturday night.

In their first game against the Vegas Golden Knights, the Capitals lost, 3-0 , allowing all three goals amid a miserable first-period effort that decided the outcome.

But that alone wasn’t enough to excuse the Capitals’ sloppy play in the first period, when they allowed 17 shots on goal and often granted Vegas clear passage straight to the net.

Capitals center Jay Beagle won a defensive-zone faceoff, pulling the puck back for rookie defenseman Christian Djoos.

Although he struggled to crack Washington’s lineup after the team acquired Kevin Shattenkirk in late February, Schmidt is leading the Golden Knights in ice time, and Capitals fans understandably lament losing him.

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