Happy Valentine’s Day, humans. I hope you’re blah blah insincere message goes here.
The Caps father-accompanied road trip through California continues tonight in Los Angeles. We last saw the Kings on February 3, when the Caps gave the reigning champions a 4-0 drubbing. I called that the best game of the season. If you’re willing to stay up late tonight, maybe the Caps try to top it.
If your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/special friend of any kind is willing to stay up late with you to watch, you know you’ve got a good one.
|Team||Record||Possession||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|Los Angeles Kings||24-18-12||55.3%||99.5||19.2%||78.0%|
This is how the Caps lined up at the 2 PM “morning” skate, per Prewitt, with one change noted after the skate.
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Johansson
Chimera – Kuznetsov – Brouwer
Laich – Fehr– Ward
Burakovsky – Latta – Beagle
Orpik – Carlson
Alzner – Niskanen
Oleksy – Green
An addendum, right from the beat:
@russianmachine looks like Volpatti-Beagle-Wilson on the fourth line tonight, by the by.
— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) February 14, 2015
There are many reasons, but Drax’s is as good as any.
Programming note: I think the Sunday snapshot will be delayed because of the late games/road trip.
I saw two bands at Cafe Nola last night and they were both fantastic. Lemme tell you about Two Inch Astronaut.
They’re an unadorned three-piece, but they make a ton of sound. I’d place them in the DC post-hardcore tradition, with rich, active guitars, but Astronaut brings just enough melody and pop sensibility to make them more approachable than, say, Smart Went Crazy. Just enough early-90s style rock in the mix to make it a very fun listen.
Two Inch Astronaut’s album is available for $5 on Bandcamp. I’ve got it. It’s great. I hate them; they’re so good.
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