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Hold onto your hats because it’s the most hectic time of season. The trade deadline is tomorrow, but much craziness has already transpired. In other exciting news, the Caps are jetting off to face the very good Blackhawks. Take a shot whenever someone says this game is “a potential Stanley Cup Finals preview.”
Fun fact: Caps PR says the good guys have beat the Blackhawks four times in a row and won seven of the last nine matchups. A less exciting statistic: the Caps have played 13 games this month, and all but three were decided by a single goal.
The party starts at 12:30, and it’s on NBC.
|Team||Record||Possession||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|Washington Capitals||45-11-4||51.6%||102.1||23.3% (1st)||84.2% (4th)|
|Chicago Blackhawks||38-20-5||51.4%||99.5||22.5% (2nd)||80.0% (17th)|
No morning skate, no clue.
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Oshie
Burakovsky – Kuznetsov – Williams
Chimera – Johansson – Wilson
Laich – Richards – Latta
Alzner – Niskanen
Schmidt – Chorney
Orpik – Orlov
UPDATE: Jay Beagle is IN!
Holtby in. Chorney in. Laich in (if he's not claimed). Beagle in. Carlson to LTIR.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) February 28, 2016
ICYMI, James Reimer is a free elf. Cue the collective sigh of relief from literally everyone.
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) February 27, 2016
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