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Despite Solid Effort, New Jersey Devils Suffer Season Sweep To Capitals

Apr 4, 2021; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Nicholas Merkley (39) celebrates with teammates after center Travis Zajac (19) scored a goal against the Washington Capitals during the third period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports

The New Jersey Devils played a strong afternoon game against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, but despite that fell for an eighth-straight time to be swept in the season series. The Caps are a very strong team, but obviously it’s not ideal to only gain two points in an eight-game stretch against any team, especially in a short season like this.