The Washington Capitals have traveled up north to play Game Three against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins currently lead the series 2-0 and it won’t help the Capitals that the next two games are at PPG Arena. What will the good guys need to do to flip the switch? Pretty much everything. This will include (but not limited to) a stronger defense, getting the puck past an unstoppable Marc-Andre Fleury, having more confidence in their game, and stopping their dumb mistakes.
You’re going to want to tune in to see where the hell this series ends up going.
Puck drop is a pinch after 7:30 PM on NBCSN. Peter will help you recover with the recap.
Penguins lead the series 2-0.
|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)|
Karl Alzner will take warmups tonight, and will be a game-time decision.
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Oshie
Johansson – Kuznetsov – Williams
Burakovsky – Eller – Wilson
Winnik – Beagle – Carey
Orlov – Niskanen
Schmidt – Carlson
Orpik – Shattenkirk
The Penguins also have some players nicked up.
Sullivan says Hagelin, Hornqvist and Dumoulin will all be game-time decisions.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) May 1, 2017
The baddest boys:
Guentzel – Crosby – Hornqvist
Rust – Malkin– Kessel
Wilson– Bonino– Sheary
Kunitz – Cullen– Kuhnhackl
Dumoulin – Hainsey
Maatta – Daley
Cole – Schultz
Every once in a while, I just need to double check if I am still in love with Justin Williams…and yes I do.
Enjoyed this from Justin Williams: “I hate when you say that after a game — ‘Well, we played well enough to win.’ You didn’t win. They won.”
— Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) April 30, 2017
Justin Williams said he’s been down 2-0 and 3-0 and they’ll draw on that. Said Backstrom stepped up and talked in locker room afterwards.
— Ed Frankovic (@EdFrankovic) April 30, 2017
Justin Williams: “You’re not going to get me to say, ‘Woe is me’ and ‘Oh, I can’t believe it.’ Hey, you make your own breaks.”
— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) April 30, 2017
What in the world pic.twitter.com/nqvTYcGkKg
— Erika S. (@rinkrebel) April 30, 2017
Now is the time that we should all start posting our favorite “pump up” speeches. What song or speech gives you hope and gets you hyped? Help me and help everyone else.
Headline photo: Patrick McDermott
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