November 14, 2014 1:49 am
Ben Raby, wtop.com
With six of their next seven games at home, Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau sees an opportunity for his team to snap out of its recent funk.
The Caps (10-7-1) returned to the Kettler Capitals Iceplex Sunday afternoon, following a winless three-game road trip in which Washington was outscored 14-3 in Nashville, Winnipeg and Toronto.
The Capitals will look to rebound Monday in their only meeting of the season against the Phoenix Coyotes (Pregame at 6:45 on WFED 1500AM & www.wfed.com.
Overall the Capitals have lost four straight and six of their last seven games to fall to second place in the Southeast Division, two points behind the Florida Panthers (10-6-3).
“We know we haven’t played our best hockey,” said Capitals forward Brooks Laich. “One thing we’ve got to do is cut down on the goals against. We have to stop getting scored on.
“It might sound weird, but you start scoring goals from defensive hockey. When you pay the price, when you do things right defensively