The Washington Capitals are visiting Little Caesars Arena for the first time to not just play the Detroit Red Wings, but to celebrate Jay Beagle‘s 400th game. It’s cute because he loved the Red Wings growing up. Why? His answer was simply, “Steve Yzerman”. Join me in celebrating not “#FriYay” but instead, “#FriJay”.
As for analysis of the actual game, both the Capitals and the Red Wings have lost two games in a row and hope to put an end to, what could be a larger losing streak tonight. Some hope for the Capitals this evening includes the fact that the team is 12-4-3 against the Red Wings since the Wings last won the Stanley Cup in 2008. Braden Holtby is 8-2-1 in his career against the Red Wings with a .929 save percentage. Here’s hoping the positive trend continues tonight.
The game is on at 7:30 PM. Once it’s all done, you’ll have a recap from none other than our extraordinary son, Christopher from the comments.
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Wilson – Backstrom – Oshie
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Vrana
Connolly – Eller – Burakovsky
DSP – Beagle – Chiasson
Djoos – Carlson
Orpik – Bowey
Orlov – Chorney
Listen, I wrote an entire pregame. It had bad jokes, witty quips, and everything else I like to think I’m good at but am probably not. The only problem was that it was a pregame for the Washington Capitals to play the New Jersey Devils. The New Jersey Devils are not the same as the Detroit Red Wings. Maybe it was because I had too much espresso or maybe I have eye problems and I got their logos mixed up, but at any rate I’m having a Friday that feels more like Monday morning.
I am clearly not the only one with this feeling because the Washington Capitals twitter account posted photos of Christian Djoos, Nick Backstrom, and TJ Oshie at this morning’s skate with the hashtag #CapsLeafs. The Maple Leafs are also not the Detroit Red Wings. Either the person running the Capitals twitter account is having a weird day like me, or the Detroit Red Wings are just that forgettable.
If Connor McDavid isn’t careful, I might have to buy an Oilers jersey with his name on it. And the color orange is TERRIBLE on me. Take a look at a beaut he assisted last night against the gross Chicago Blackhawks.
Connor McDavid. We are not worthy pic.twitter.com/b3MPlfOveQ
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 20, 2017
If you’re like me and are slowly becoming a big McDavid fan, keep your eyes peeled for his feature in GQ:
— Connor McDavid (@cmcdavid97) October 20, 2017
Headline photo: Patrick McDermott
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