Photo: Patrick Smith
The Caps have a grand total of six games left in the season. Wednesday night, they were edged by a likely playoff opponent in the shootout. We’re not going to dwell on this because the Flyers are dumb and so are skillz competitions.
Tonight, the Caps play the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs are five points out of the West’s final Wild Card spot. Coincidentally, they are appallingly atrocious in the realm of puck possession. Like, worst team in the league levels of bad. No, that is not an April Fool’s joke.
This is a team clinging to the dream of a playoff position, unlike most of the Caps’ remaining opponents in the regular season. After being held to a single goal against the Flyers, tonight would be a choice night to generate some offense. But the Caps will try to do so without one of their best offensive players.
|Team||Record||Possession||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|Washington Capitals||54-16-6||51.5%||101.3||22.9% (2nd)||84.6% (4th)|
|Colorado Avalanche||39-34-4||44.4%||100.5||18.8% (16th)||81.7% (14th)|
hockey fan logic back at it again- Giroux apparently deserved this bc of this (how about nobody deserves any of it?) pic.twitter.com/hspWBCc8cx
— Stephanie (@myregularface) March 31, 2016
The banged-up Backstrom took the morning skate in Denver today, but did not speak to reporters. With Backstrom out, Marcus Johansson will center the top line.
Ovechkin – Johansson – Oshie
Burakovsky – Kuznetsov – Williams
Chimera – Beagle – Wilson
Winnik – Richards – Galiev
Schmidt – Carlson
Alzner – Niskanen
Orpik – Orlov
— Hana Imiolczyk (@Hana15x) March 31, 2016
With a calendar like this, you’ll wish it was April every month.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) April 1, 2016
Personally, I can’t stand Taylor Swift because she seems incredibly contrived. More importantly, I hate that Drake’s music is being desecrated in the name of Apple Music via T-Swift and her treadmill.
The English language is a powerful and sometimes confusing tool. Today, take some time to learn the latest additions to the Oxford English Dictionary. My personal favorites include:
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