Today is the worst day on the internet. I hope y’all who celebrate are enjoying your Passovers and Easters, and I hope it’s keeping you away from the frozen hellscape that is April Fools’ Day internet.
Let’s keep it light today, and then we’ll all convene at 7:30 PM to watch the Pittsburgh Penguins play host to the Washington Capitals, a game with big first round implications. Elyse is doing the recap, which should be delightful, so see you there.
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From WaPo’s Isabelle Khurshudyan, here’s what the Caps did this morning on PPG Paints Arena or whatever it’s called.
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Burakovsky – Backstrom – Oshie
Vrana – Eller – DSP
Stephenson – Beagle – Connolly
Kempny – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Jerabek
At puck drop Alex Ovechkin will have played in his 1,000th regular season game. Here are some numbers from the first 999.
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) April 1, 2018
The Caps have three points and one extra game left versus the Penguins. A regulation win would lock up the division title and put the Caps over 100 points. That would also ensure that the Caps have a date with a wild card team, most likely the Philadelphia Flyers.
Remaining schedule, April 1. pic.twitter.com/oZFlQJGq2r
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) April 1, 2018
Headline photo: Rob Carr
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