Hello, St Paul. The NHL’s best team is in town and they’re delighted to be here. Thanks for having them, now please be prepared to lose. Again.
The Wild are 1-7-2 in their last ten games and have lost 6 straight. As a Caps fan, you may be unfamiliar with the number in the loss column being bigger than the number in the win column. Basically, what it means is that the Wild have lost in regulation seven times in the last 10 games. The Caps have lost in regulation nine times all season.
Breathe it in, everyone. Soak it in and enjoy this. Remember how Andy Bernard said he wished that there was a way to realize that he was in the good old days before he left them? This 2015-16 season will be looked back upon as the good old days. Enjoy them. As Ben said #TheseAreTheDays
— Ben Scarbs (@1bscarbro) February 10, 2016
The game is at 8pm on CSN-plus.
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Well, there was no morning skate and as of the moment I’m typing this, we’re not sure if Richards will play. Stay tuned to the Twitter of Isabelle or Vogs for further lineup updates.
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Oshie
Burakovsky – Kuznetsov – Williams
Chimera – Johansson – Wilson
Laich – Richards – Latta
Alzner – Niskanen
Schmidt – Carlson
Orlov – Chorney
Arik Parnass wrote an intelligent and detailed post on the Caps power play. I’m highlighting it instead of putting it under storylines because I think it’s an especially insightful read. The time and discipline this took to put together is commendable. Seriously, go read it.
To bring it back to #TheseAreTheDays and appreciating this season while in the midst of it, for some reason this Conor Oberst song always calms me down and, for me, it’s always easier to appreciate the moment when my mind is calm. I may have shared it in a pregame before but OH WELL, I love this song (and album).
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