Good morning, sleepyheads. The bye week is finally over and the Capitals are in Detroit to play the Red Wings. Yes, the Capitals did JUST recently play them and win 6-3, but there will be a couple shake ups this time around.
As the bye week came to a close, the Capitals recalled Zach Sanford and Jakub Vrana from Hershey for some additional reinforcement and to take the place of broken-handed Andre Burakovsky.
On the Red Wings side, the team has only won two of their last 12 games but will hope to capitalize on the fact that the Capitals have been gone for a week and might still have vacation on their brains.
Puck drop is at 2 PM on CSN. Thrilled to be back.
|Team||Record||SA%||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|Detroit Red Wings||22-25-10||47.4%||98.6||11.8%||80.2%|
According to the Friday practice lines, you should expect to see the following:
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Oshie
Johansson – Kuznetsov – Williams
Connolly – Eller – Sanford
Winnik – Beagle – Wilson
Alzner – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Schmidt
The originial tweet:
Sliding into the weekend like… pic.twitter.com/KvBNVYWrOT
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 17, 2017
The Justin Williams take:
— Justin Williams (@JustinWilliams) February 17, 2017
So, how’d the players look after the bye week?
Barry Trotz: “Uh, tan?”
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) February 17, 2017
Let’s talk about this man for a second. He just turned 45, scored his 760th goal, and still scores like this.
Jagr goal, #760…slick moves: pic.twitter.com/4QWdlo831i
— Cats On The Prowl (@Cats0ntheprowl) February 18, 2017
Now, I don’t believe much in witchcraft. I never read Harry Potter and I like the occasional card trick. But when the story comes out that Jagr has been sucking the souls of young players to keep his youth I won’t be surprised.
These girls had a rat in their home and set up a hockey-like play to get rid of it. Someone put Doc Emrick’s call over it and now it’s my favorite video on the internet.
doc emrick calls the rat getting thrown out of a house pic.twitter.com/uFgkBmCFYt
— Ron Konkoma (@andymoney69) February 18, 2017
Headline photo: Patrick McDermott
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