This evening’s foe, the Pittsburgh Penguins, played yesterday, defeating the Flyers’ 4-1. A tired Penguins team might imply good things for Sunday’s game, but Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby played just 19:56 on Saturday– the first time he’s ducked under 20 minutes since Evgeni Malkin went out with injury a week ago.
Don’t believe the hype. The Penguins have rebounded since canning Mike Johnston, and they’ve been genuinely fearsome since the trade deadline. This will be a tough game.
Puck drop is at 6 PM on NBC Sports.
|Team||Record||Possession||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|Washington Capitals||51-14-5||51.3%||101.8||23.2% (1st)||84.1% (4th)|
|Pittsburgh Penguins||39-24-8||52.5%||100.4||17.8% (19th)||83.8% (6th)|
No morning skate, but here’s how they looked against the Predators:
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Beagle
Burakovsky – Kuznetsov – Oshie
Chimera – Johansson – Williams
Winnick – Richards – Wilson
Alzner – Niskanen
Orpik – Orlov
Schmidt – Chorney
Err.. the second one’s been born, I mean. Here’s the live cam.
Three worst possession teams since the trade deadline: Rangers, Islanders, Devils.
Penguins are first.
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) March 20, 2016
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) March 20, 2016
Please come. It’ll be weird if it’s just me and Ian arguing about Tom Wilson all night. (p.s. Nathan made the GIF and he’s very very proud of it.)
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