Canucks chase Holtby from Capitals crease

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It hasn’t been a good start to this road trip for the Washington Capitals.

After losing 4-1 at home to the Florida Panthers on Saturday and four days to think about that result, the Capitals entered Vancouver and were completely outplayed through 40 minutes. The Canucks outshot the visitors 15-4 after the first period, opening up a 3-0 lead before increasing that to five goals late in the second period.

That meant the end of the night for Braden Holtby. He was chased after Vancouver’s fifth goal — a wraparound effort from Derek Dorsett, who now leads the Canucks with six goals — on its 22nd shot of the night.

The Capitals entered this game without Andre Burakovsky (out six to eight weeks with a thumb injury) and Nicklas Backstrom (illness).

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