Photo: Amanda Bowen
Off since Sunday, the Caps get back to business tonight against the Canucks. Despite having a general manager who seems to be actively trying to make his team worse, the Canucks are in the hunt for a playoff spot. Led by the Sedin twins, Vancouver is 6-2-2 in their last 10 games.
For the Caps, noted goon Marcus Johansson returns to the lineup after serving a two-game suspension for being a dirty, dirty player.
The Canucks have picked up 10 of their points via the overtime loser point and have a minus-15 goal differential. This isn’t a very good team. If the Caps are on their game and the randomness of sixty minutes of hockey doesn’t sabotage them, another two points will be in the bank.
7 PM game time on CSN. Peter’s got your recap.
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Katie Brown said the lines looked like this at the morning skate:
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Oshie
Burakovsky – Kuznetsov – Williams
Chimera – Johansson – Wilson
Laich – Sill – Galiev
Alzner – Niskanen
Orlov – Schmidt
Ness – Chorney
Lemmy, Bowie, Rickman. For some reason, all of a sudden, I’m worried about Iggy Pop, Paul Westerberg, and Ray Wise.
There’s been a lot of rightful love for Ovechkin this week as he scored his 500th goal. The good people at the Hockey PDOcast, which include RMNB contributor Dimitri Filipovic, spent some time talking about The Great Eight on their most recent episode. Great stuff as always from the PDOcast. Check it out.
— Steve Patrick (@thestevepatrick) January 14, 2016
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