Sports - Colorado Avalanche

Dec 11, 2010 10:01 PM by Jordan Mason

Avalanche hands Capitals 5th straight loss, 3-2

WASHINGTON (AP) - Paul Stastny had a goal and two assists, Craig Anderson had 40 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat Washington 3-2 on Saturday night to conclude a miserable homestand for the struggling Capitals.

It was the fifth straight loss for Washington, its longest skid since a five-game slide in November 2007. After losing in Dallas on Dec. 2, the Capitals dropped four successive home games by a
combined score of 14-7.

Washington began its longest homestand of the season with a 12-1-1 record at Verizon Center. The Capitals are 4-8 overall since Nov. 17.

Rookie Kevin Shattenkirk contributed a goal and an assist, and Ryan Wilson got his first goal of the season to help the Avalanche earn their third win in nine games.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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