The Caps and Blue Jackets played on Tuesday in Columbus. In a weird scheduling quirk, they are playing again 72 hours later in DC with neither team having played in between. Bring your ponchos because we’re on the back nine of a week of Torts hockey.
Not to be confused with Torts hockey is the return of Trotz hockey. That is, Capitals head coach Barry Trotz has removed young and talented but underachieving Andre Burakovsky from the lineup in favor of an inferior hockey player named Alex Chiasson.
The game starts at 7 PM on NBCSW. Outstanding human being Peter will have your recap.
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Third line winger Alex Chiasson. That is all.
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Wilson
Vrana – Kuznetsov – Oshie
Connolly – Eller – Chiasson
Stephenson – Beagle – DSP
Orlov – Niskanen
Djoos – Carlson
Orpik – Bowey
The New York Rangers released a statement yesterday explaining to their fans that they’ve decided to enter something of a rebuild phase. It’s interesting and refreshing to see a team just three points out of a playoff spot acknowledge that the best course of action is to punt on this season in hopes of better seasons ahead.
A Message from Glen Sather and Jeff Gorton. pic.twitter.com/Q56CXS8vDc
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 8, 2018
Hot take: If I’m Brian MacLellan, there isn’t a combo of draft picks and prospects I wouldn’t give up to acquire Ryan McDonagh and Michael Grabner.
Honestly, this is the worst game of tic-tac-toe I’ve ever seen played and neither contestant deserved to win
Ladies and Gentlemen: the most maddening game of tic tac toe you will ever watch, set to the tune of Yakety Sax pic.twitter.com/tS8Z9FTv04
— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) February 9, 2018
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