After their most lopsided loss of the year, the Washington Capitals needed a win any way they could get it. Thanks largely to two timely deflections, Washington erased a two-goal deficit against the Phoenix Coyotes and rallied for a victory that provided at least a temporary reprieve from the mounting pressure of its recent slump.

On a day Alexander Semin was a healthy scratch, the Capitals claimed a 4-3 win over the Coyotes Monday night at Verizon Center to snap a four-game losing streak and capture just their second victory in the past eight outings. It was also the 200th win in Bruce Boudreau's coaching career.