Brown vs Volpatti, last season (Photo: Geoff Burke)
The Capitals have had two full days and then some to recover from that lowly effort against the Philadelphia Flyers. That loss capped off a successful but busy week for Washington, and now they start another busy week– this time in California, going up against some of the best teams in the league.
For starters: the San Jose Sharks, who the Capitals last year defeated on the road for the first time. Maybe they could do that again?
It’s a late game, so get all your homework done before you tune in. 10:30 PM on NBC Sports.
|Team||Record||Possession||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|San Jose Sharks||28-20-7||51.9%||99.1||20.6%||81.5%|
(Note: I’m using 5v5 score-adjusted shot attempts for possession in the table above– sorry for the confusion last week)
The Caps did their morning skate at 2:30 PM. Alex Prewitt gave us this:
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Johansson
Chimera – Kuznetsov – Brouwer
Laich – Fehr– Ward
Burakovsky – Latta – Beagle
Orpik – Carlson
Alzner – Niskanen
Hillen – Green
Looks like Wilson will take a seat.
Noted philosopher Torrance Shipman defines being the best as competing against the best there is out there and beating them. So when the football team beat the team that ended up winning the Super Bowl, that means the football was the super secret actual best time.
The inverse corollary of Shipman’s Postulate requires that being the worst means losing to the worst. The San Jose Sharks have lost to the Buffalo Sabres twice this season, getting outscored 6-2. They are therefore the worst team on the planet.
Schitt’s Creek (10:00 PM on POP)
Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, and Chris Elliott. Yeah, sure, I’ll give it a try.
Update, 4:17 PM: Here’s EITM’s interview with Chris Elliott this morning.
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