Photo: Dave DiCello
Tonight, the curtain drops in Pittsburgh for Game Three. The series is tied at 1-1, and it’s evident that the Capitals must play the hockey. After getting dominated by the Pens in Game Two, the Caps hope to bounce back in essentially every aspect of their play. (Except for you, Braden Holtby. We heart you forever.)
Puck drop is at 8 PM from Consol Energy Center, whose namesake’s stock is finally trading up. NBCSN with da coverage.
|Team||Record||Possession||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|Washington Capitals||56-18-8||52.0%||101.1||21.9% (5th)||85.2% (2nd)|
|Pittsburgh Penguins||48-26-8||53.0%||100.6||18.4% (16th)||84.4 % (5th)|
Let’s assume Alzner is in tonight, even though Weber held his spot this morning.
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Oshie
Johansson – Kuznetsov – Williams
Chimera – Richards – Burakovsky
Winnik – Beagle – Wilson
Alzner – Niskanen
Schmidt – Carlson
Orlov – Chorney
Pat was on the PDOcast and talked to Dimitri about Bruce Boudreau, Caps/Pens, and served up some takes on Tom Wilson. Plus he was at a Pearl Jam concert last night, so woop de doo for Pat.
So many links, so little time. Stop by Japers’ for the full clips treatment.
Ian, who is clearly in full troll mode, has published some new designs in the RMNB T-Shirt Store. The clear favorite so far has been the above design, uh, honoring Pierre McGuire.
I’m sorry let me re-write this sentence in Pierre speak.
Look at those clutch designs Ian Douglas Oland, who did his amazing junior blogging at prestigious Ballenger Creek Middle, put out there. His hockey smarts are through the roof, Eddie.
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