The Capitals long homestand came to an end Sunday night as they took on an upstart Arizona Coyotes team led behind the bench by former Capital, Rick Tocchet. Could the Caps be the Road Runner to Tocchet’s Yotes and head out to Minny and Winny on a high note?
Vinnie Hinostroza, after preparing your sfogliatelle, opened scoring on a Coyotes man advantage late in the first. Richard Panik doubled the Arizonan lead with another rush goal midway through the second. Nicklas Backstrom, with his kids in attendance, opened scoring for the Caps only seconds later. Alex Galchenyuk restored the two goal lead with another power play strike.
Derek Stepan empty netter. Shudders.
Coyotes beat Caps 4-1.