The Caps have strung a couple wins together and are hoping to make it three one on the road tonight in Toronto. Both teams played on Friday night, so it might be a bit sluggish out there – and that’s not even counting Roman Polak in the lineup.
The game starts at 7 PM on National Biscuit Company Sports Division Washington Bureau Double Plus Good. (Seriously, it’s on NBCSWA+ and the plus part is important.) Chris from the Comments has your recap. Let’s go Caps.
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Oh come on. No way Trotz changes anything except who’s in net. Birthday boy Grubauer gets the night off, and Braden Holtby gets to shine for HNIC.
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Wilson
Vrana – Kuznetsov – Oshie
Connolly – Eller – DSP
Stephenson – Beagle – Chiasson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Carlson
Chorney – Bowey
It’s happening right now. Go check it out and save some cash.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 25, 2017
Based on #Leafs optional skate participants, I would guess Roman Polak, Matt Martin and Dominic Moore will all play tonight vs. Capitals. Leivo, Sosh and Carrick all skating.
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) November 25, 2017
Hoo boy. The Kings saw 42.7 percent of shot attempts when Laich was on the ice, a 7.7 point drop from when he was on the bench. In 12 games, Laich had zero goals on 10 shots on net, and he recorded no primary assists. Thought he did get a secondary on rookie Oscar Fantenberg’s goal against the Bolts.
So then here’s a montage of every Laich highlight from this season.
You may have noticed that Laich does not appear in this clip. Yes.
Final note: Laich’s on-ice shot-attempt percentage (42.7) is actually higher than what the Caps see when Orpik and Ovechkin are on together (41.2).
Headline photo: Patrick McDermott
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