Photo: E Hartline
I could use this space to talk about how Caps-Flyers games tend to devolve into nastiness and how Washington hasn’t really beaten Philadelphia yet as soundly as they should.
Instead, I want to talk about Al Koken, whose 30 years covering the Caps for CSN (and HTS) will be celebrated today. Is there anyone outside the team who knows them better than Al? He’s an institution; his voice has been a part of my experience with the Caps since the beginning. Before that even: Koken covered the Caps in their inaugural eight-win season.
A lot has changed, including the name of the network he works for. Also we eradicated smallpox somewhere in there.
Sunday’s broadcast will find Al in all sorts of roles: he’ll do play-by-play for one period, analysis for another, and ice-level reporting for the third. Game starts at 3 PM on the station formerly known as Home Team Sports.
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With Burakovsky back up and Green’s status unclear, the lines today are anyone’s guess. Here’s what they looked like on Friday night.
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Johansson
Chimera – Kuznetsov – Brouwer
Laich – Fehr– Ward
Beagle – Latta – Wilson
Orpik – Carlson
Alzner – Niskanen
Hillen – Schilling
(Grubauer has been sent back to Hershey. Holtby will start today.)
The Karate Kid Part III (2:30 PM on ION)
White kid does karate. Same plot as first movie. Better music. More S-bombs.
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