The Capitals made too many mistakes to beat one of the top teams in the NHL. They'll face another one on Sunday.
Ovechkin generated a team-high 10 attempts at the net but was held without a goal for the sixth time in seven games.
Troy Brouwer tried to ignite a Capitals comeback in the second period, but the damage done in the first period led to the Caps loss to the Predators.
Troy Brouwer entered today's game with zero goals in March. He scored two in the second period.
Capitals Troy Brouwer scores the Caps first goal against the Predators, which also happens to be his first goal of March.