By Elyse Bailey
The five-game road trip for the Washington Capitals begins tonight against the Minnesota Wild. This will be the longest continuous road trip for the Capitals since 2011. They will cover four times zones in five games in eight nights.
Both the Capitals and the Wild have secured a playoff spot, so the teams will be focused on keeping a healthy squad while also trying to secure top spots in their conferences.
Puck drop is at 8 PM on CSN.
|Team||Record||SA%||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|Washington Capitals||49-17-8||53.0%||102.9||21.8% (6th)||84.2% (7th)|
|Minnesota Wild||44-24-7||49.6%||102.0||20.6% (10th)||83.2% (8th)|
An optional skate took place this morning in Minnesota, so the lines could be different. Safe to assume things will most likely stay the same.
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Oshie
Johansson – Kuznetsov – Williams
Connolly – Eller – Burakovsky
Winnik – Beagle – Wilson
Alzner – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Shattenkirk
UPDATE: @NHLCanes announce G Eddie Lack’s scans were negative after OT collision and has been diagnosed with a neck strain #TSNHockey pic.twitter.com/bVGnDGQScq
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I think Tuesday is the worst day of the week. To brighten up this rainy and stupid day, watch this video of a little girl that thinks a broken water heater is a robot.
Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn
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