On May 10, the Capitals got shut out by the Pittsburgh Penguins. With a whimper, the best team in Caps franchise history called it a day. Summer was tumultuous. Caps mainstays Marcus Johansson and Karl Alzner left the club; stars Evgeny Kuznetsov and TJ Oshie signed long-term deals; and a horde of new blood joined the ranks. Tonight, the Caps finally return to action, kicking off 2017-18 at the Ottawa Senators with a roster you might not fully recognize.
Puck drop is at 7:30 PM. I’m Good Tweet Pete, and I’ll be rocking your game recap.
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Burakovsky – Backstrom – Oshie
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Vrana
Connolly – Eller – Chiasson
Graovac – Beagle – DSP
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Carlson
Ness – Chorney
First game of the season is a good time to share some good Caps twitter follows. #allcaps
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An autumnal Paul Westerberg jam that always makes me smile.
Let’s have a good season, y’all.
Headline photo: Cara Bahniuk
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