Having not played since Michael Scott was still on The Office, the Caps finally get back in action Wednesday night against the Red Wings. It’s been a while so you may be a little stiff. Stretch it out, Caps fans.
The Caps and Wings met last week. The Caps 5v5 effort was pretty meh, but the Wings overall have been a meh team so far in 2015-16. Detroit has been playing better hockey lately, as they’ve been the better possession team in each of their past five games, but they picked only two wins in that span.
The Caps need a better 5v5 performance. Oh, and I dare the Wings to let Ovechkin fire 4,307 shots again. If they employ the same strategy, you can take an Ovechkin record-setting goal to #thebank.
Puck drop is at 8 PM on NBCSN.
|Team||Record||Possession||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|Detroit Red Wings||9-8-1||49.2%||100.4||17.2%||82.8%|
Still Norpik, but he might be back tomorrow. Against Dallas. Possibly the fastest, most uptempo team in the league. We’ll cross that bridge if and when we come to it.
You’ll notice some changes to the top-six.
Per Isabelle, here’s how the team lines up tonight:
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Oshie
Johansson – Kuznetsov – Burakovsky
Chimera – Beagle – Williams
Laich – Latta – Wilson
Schmidt – Carlson
Alzner – Niskanen
Orlov – Chorney
Oh, hey there Baltimore band Future Islands. Dance moves within that may helps you get limber.
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