The Washington Capitals fell to the weary Arizona Coyotes 4-1 at Capital One Arena Sunday night. The Coyotes played the night before against the Pittsburgh Penguins while the Capitals had a day of rest.
“Overall this wasn’t our best effort,” Nicklas Backstrom said.
“Just that little extra seems to be lacking,” John Carlson added to the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan. “Just call it a little blah. We’re just a little blah right now.”
NBC Sports Washington analyst Alan May took his evaluation of the team a step further, indicating the Caps seem uninspired due to a Stanley Cup hangover.