“It’s looking at yourself and wanting to win. It’s about wanting to work hard, wanting to help your teammates out, wanting to win, that’s all it comes down to. Our talent level’s there, our effort’s not.
“It’s concentration, it’s work ethic, it’s focus, it’s a lot of things. It starts in practice and it continues over into warmups, we shoot high on our goalie sometimes when we shouldn’t be and then we’re sloppy during the game and then we wonder why we are sloppy and can’t make the breakout passes. We’ve got to be better, all around.”
-Troy Brouwer of the Washington Capitals after losing to the Avalanche 5-1. The Capitals are now 1-4-0. More on the game from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider.