Photo: Chris Gordon
The more Metro, the merrier. After defeating the Islanders in OT, the Caps are playing yet another division rival on Saturday. This time it’s the Devils, who are an incredibly unexciting team and one the Caps really should take two points from.
Fun fact: the Caps have slayed (slain? slew?) their division rivals on the way to the top. Yup, they’ve posted a 15-1-4 record against other Metro teams. The race for the division title is hardly close, but keep those points coming like they’re unlimited popcorn at a Star Trek marathon.
Puck drops at 7 PM(ish.) Tune into CSN-DC.
|Team||Record||Possession||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|New Jersey Devils||29-23-7||46.4%||100.4||21.1%||82.5%|
Trotz’s top-six wife-swap experiment continues. Cuz Katie sez so:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Williams
Burakovsky – Backstrom – Oshie
Chimera – Johansson – Wilson
Laich – Richards – Latta
Alzner – Niskanen
Schmidt – Carlson
Orlov – Orpik
Photo: Baltimore Sun files, 1940
Happy Sentimental Saturday. Do enjoy this picture of Baltimore figure skaters playing hockey, all the way back in 1940.
When is it a good time to celebrate the Caps’ Swedes? Always. Andre Burakovsky’s sophomore slump is nonexistent, Nicklas Backstrom has 54 points in 53 games (casual), and Marcus Johansson is killing it on the power play. Let’s also take this time to appreciate another fantastiskt group of Swedes: the pop band Abba, who recently opened a Greek restaurant in Stockholm. Yum.
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.