Following a rare shutout loss, the Caps head north to right the ship against the New Jersey Devils. The Devs (can we make that a thing?) are dead last in the Metropolitan Division and most recently fell to the Kings, 3-1.
Meanwhile, there are no streaks the Caps can boast of, so consider this both a jinx-free pregame and a clean slate for the team. With TJ Oshie out and Top-Line Beagle in, anything goes.
Puck drop at 7 PM on CSN-MA.
|Team||Record||SA%||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|New Jersey Devils||20-20-9||48.6%||99.7||13.9%||82.1%|
The latest, from Isabelle:
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Beagle
Johansson – Kuznetsov – Williams
Connolly – Eller – Burakovsky
Winnik – Stephenson – Wilson
Alzner – Niskanen
Orpik – Orlov
Chorney – Schmidt
Plus, the power play units have a new look:
With Oshie out, Justin Williams on PP1. Connolly on PP2.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) January 26, 2017
Our plea to Daniel Winnik worked… for one game. Tonight, the Caps must win for Winnik’s lumberjack beard to stay.
Good news guys, we get the beard for at least one more game. The fate of his facial hair lies with how the next game goes #stipulations💃🏽
— Taylor Winnik (@taytayruness) January 25, 2017
Because you finally have a reason to watch (some) of the All-Star festivities:
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