The Ottawa Senators are one of the worst teams in the league right now and tonight they are facing off against the Washington Capitals in DC. In fact, the Sens are sitting at #29 in the league standings. We have Jakub Jerabek debuting, Philipp Grubauer in net, Christian Djoos sitting out, and morale is high…ish.
Now, I don’t want to be dramatic or anything, but if we do not win this game I will personally show up to Capital One Arena and do absolutely nothing….but ohhhhhh boy, I’ll be mad as heck. I was already a tad irritated after the Capitals didn’t make even a single little gesture during trade deadline day, but then I was really mad after the showing the Capitals gave last night (if we no longer talk about it…it’s like it never happened).
So, in conclusion, I don’t want to be more than “really mad”. I want to be okay. I want the Capitals to make the playoffs, I want the defense to pick it up, I want everyone to stop being so hard on Braden Holtby, and I want to stick to the script and play Pittsburgh again in the second round. But, then we have to lose because I genuinely don’t think my heart could handle us getting through the second round. I’m too young for stress issues.
Game’s at 7 PM on NBC Sports Washington. Pat has your recap tonight and I’m hoping he brings better luck than Peter did yesterday *shakes head*.
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We have another optional skate, but some exciting things are happening! Vrana? Back in. Other scratches tonight? Djoos, Bowey, Boyd and Chiasson:
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Wilson
Connolly – Kuznetsov – Oshie
Vrana – Eller – Burakovsky
Stephenson – Beagle – DSP
Orlov – Niskanen
Kempny – Carlson
Orpik – Jerabek
Tonight’s game at Capital One Arena recognizes the LGBTQ community and the Monumental Foundation is hosting an auction to benefit the You Can Play team! You can bid on many thing including an autographed, player-used stick wrapped in the rainbow colored pride tape. The Monumental Foundation also just added some other great items to the auction:
🚨 New Items Alert 🚨
All autographed 🏳️🌈 @Capitals logo puck photos are now on @handbid. Also, a @Holts170 autographed Pride T-shirt and pucks from the new #Caps + Coach Trotz have been added to the auction.#HockeyIsForEveryone #HIFE #ALLCAPS
— MSE Foundation (@MSEFndn) February 27, 2018
ORRR, if you don’t feel like bidding at the auction, you can buy a good shirt, for a good reason, for a good cause…from us! You can grab our limited-time RMNB pride shirt right in our store! Don’t forget to send us a picture once you do. Love is love, y’all.
We’ve reached incredible heights since RMNB was first launched in 2009, but we’re most proud of the fact that we had success on our own terms. No matter your sexuality or gender, RMNB is a safe space for everyone who participates. From now until the end of February, you can now purchase your very own RMNB pride shirt (including Bi Pride, & Transgender Pride). The link can be found in our bio. $5 of every shirt sold will be donated to Smyal, a DC based organization that strives to empower LGBTQ youth. Hockey is a sport that should be enjoyed by all. Hockey blogging, too. https://teespring.com/stores/RMNB
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I want to die https://t.co/RQOOIc8mNv
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) February 27, 2018
Trust the graphs. Everything will be fine. I think.
Playoff chances, West and East. pic.twitter.com/4t1Q5OkAZn
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) February 27, 2018
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