Alex Ovechkin stands on the brink of yet another NHL accomplishment. With his next goal, the Caps Russian superstar will break Sergei Fedorov’s record for most career goals scored by a Russian-born player.
Fedorov will be in attendance at the game. Last night he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and tonight he will be honored by the Red Wings.
Once the actual hockeying starts, you may notice something peculiar: the Red Wings aren’t that good this season. They rank 29th in score-adjusted shot-attempt percentage. Here’s their 4-game rolling shot-attempt percentage compared to the Caps.
*enter muscle emoji here*
Travis Yost had some good insight earlier this season on what’s up with the Wings.
Puck drops at 7:30 PM on the Plus.
|Team||Record||Possession||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|Detroit Red Wings||7-6-1||46.8%||102.1||18%||82.4%|
Well, this isn’t so much a projection, but what they ran at the morning skate. Jay Beagle is a game-time decision, and Barry Trotz said the lines will get shuffled if he’s not playing.
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Oshie
Johansson – Backstrom – Burakovsky
Chimera – Latta – Williams
Laich – Stephenson – Wilson
Orpik – Carlson
Alzner – Niskanen
Orlov – Schmidt
There is only one song on the planet that is an appropriate dedication to Mike Green. Miss you, bae.
If Green and Ovechkin’s feud took place in the WWE, who do you think would be pushed as the babyface? Who would have the better catchphrase? Would you rather a no-holds-barred match or a hell in a cell?
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