This was such a boring day in the world of hockey. Nothing happened at all. Nope, not a single thing. Luckily the Capitals have a game tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets to occupy our minds from all this boredom (sorry if you can’t sense the sarcasm, it was a busy Trade Deadline palooza day)!
Tonight will be the debut of the new Blue Jacket and ex-Capital, Taylor Chorney, so it’s going to be real awkward when he scores a hat trick. Columbus will be looking for a win this evening to help them climb the tricky Metropolitan Division and get out of the super hot race for the second wild-card spot. The Blue Jackets are only two points ahead of the Islanders.
Game’s at 7 PM on NBC Sports Washington. Peter will have, what I can personally guarantee is, a perfect recap.
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The good boys had an optional skate today and as Isabelle eloquently put it, “The usual suspects aren’t on the ice”. AKA Jakub Vrana is benched, but Holts is in:
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Wilson
Connolly – Kuznetsov – Oshie
Stephenson – Eller – Burakovsky
Chiasson – Beagle – DSP
Orlov – Niskanen
Djoos – Carlson
Orpik – Kempny
Happy Monday, Everyone!
The Caps are 3-0 vs. BOS this year, but 1-1-1 vs. TBL, 1-2 vs. PIT, 1-1 vs. TOR, 0-2 vs. VGK, 0-0-1 vs. WPG, 0-1 vs. NSH. In other words, they don’t have a winning record against any of the “contenders” other than the Bruins. Hard to seriously consider them one, then, isn’t it?
— Japers’ Rink (@JapersRink) February 26, 2018
Hard to see the Blackhawks scoring here https://t.co/qDNZwGklZD
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) February 26, 2018
Ian Cole trade proves Cole’s Law. What’s Cole’s Law you ask? It’s thinly sliced cabbage with vinegar or creamy dressi- *gets pelted with rocks by people waiting for actual tweets*
— goran (@senssensei) February 26, 2018
— Steve Angelovich (@angelsteve89) February 26, 2018
The Ottawa Senators have announced that Erik Karlsson is joining The Athletic
— NHLNumbers (@NHLnumbers) February 26, 2018
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