Brooks Laich’s interview following the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime loss to the Hurricanes was powerful stuff.
Laich says the Caps are allowing “easy goals” due to turnovers and missed assignments, two endemic problems that have been costing the team games. Laich’s statement gives voice and specificity to the vague cloud of frustration around the team of late.
Laich rightfully characterizes the team’s solid offense, which has been steadily improving since the beginning of February. Despite two shutouts in the last 10 days, the Capitals have a reinvigorated presence in the offensive zone. It’s in the neutral and defensive zones where Laich says situations are being “misread”, and that has made all the difference during this homestand.
Follow us past the jump for the full text of Brooks’ statement.