By Elyse Bailey
Well, well, well look what the cat dragged in. On Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins are back in Washington, D.C. to face the Capitals in the second round of the playoffs. Again.
Between two fairly even teams, the Capitals are going to have a rough time keeping up with the speed of the Penguins while the Penguins are going to need to focus on their penalty kill. Who knows what the Capitals are going to look like tonight, but all I know is that I haven’t been able to sit still because I’m so nervous and I’ve been stress-eating Mike and Ikes all day.
Puck drop is at 7 :30 PM on NBCSN. Peter will help you recover with the recap.
The series is tied 0-0. Let’s dance.
|Team||Record||SA%||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|Washington Capitals||55-19-8||53.2%||102.7||23.1% (4th)||83.8% (7th)|
|Pittsburgh Penguins||50-21-11||50.7%||101.6||23.1% (3rd)||79.8% (20th)|
Keeping the same lineup as Game Six in Toronto. The Capitals are also waiting for Karl Alzner to get medical clearance before they use him on the ice again.
The good boys:
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Oshie
Johansson – Kuznetsov – Williams
Burakovsky – Eller – Wilson
Winnik – Beagle – Connolly
Schmidt – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Shattenkirk
The bad boys (badder than the last ones!) had an optional skate so this might change:
Guentzel – Crosby – Hornqvist
Rust – Malkin– Kessel
Wilson– Bonino– Sheary
Kunitz – Cullen– Kuhnhackl
Dumoulin – Hainsey
Maatta – Daley
Cole – Schultz
I don’t think that @LordDixick knows what a joke is.
This is also an excellent time to remind everyone that the Capitals and Penguins series is going to probably be a MESS. Please remember to be kind to each other and tease lightly. An example: Sidney Crosby enjoys sandwiches with nothing but mayonnaise on them.
How do the Capitals look when they’re up against the Penguins? We have some pretty nifty posts for you to check out.
Ovechkin dropped Kadri into the offseason pic.twitter.com/weDzQAdfmP
— Danny (@recordsANDradio) April 24, 2017
Need a good shirt? Want to trick people to think you’re a Pens fan but you’re actually not like this doggo tricked you into thinking he was a penguin?
You are in luck! Be sure to get your deadguins gear for the series!
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