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The Flames are off to a terrible start, going 1-4-0 with a minus-9 goal differential through their first five games. The Caps come to town fresh off a successful homestand, save for one stinker against the Sharks, looking to extend the Flames’ misery.
The Flames made the playoffs last season despite being one of the worst possession teams in the league. Puck luck was on their side last season, as the Flames PDO, a flat 101, ranked fifth in the entire league. This left the analytics crowd predicting the Flames would come back down to earth this season, unless they somehow managed to get the bounces again in 2015-16. So far, the Flames have been a miserable possession team and haven’t had any puck luck.
Despite the fact that Brandon Bollig is a third line forward and Deryk Engelland tries to pass as an NHL defenseman, this isn’t a team the Caps should take lightly. They are a hardworking team due to start catching a break or two. Here’s to hoping those breaks don’t come tonight. Puck drop is at 9 PM on CSN.
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Per Isabelle, the lines are unchanged.
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Oshie
Johansson – Backstrom – Williams
Chimera – Beagle – Wilson
Laich – Stephenson – Burakovsky
Orpik – Carlson
Alzner – Niskanen
Chorney – Orlov
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Given that it’s a 9 PM start, will you stay up for the whole game? Maybe sleep in a little or throw an extra cup of coffee on in the AM? Or maybe you’re like me and you always stay up entirely too late, so the game doesn’t require you to stay up any later than you usually would. Tell me what your plans are for this unconventional start time, Caps fans.
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