Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Anacostia comes the end of our fellowship in the rego season. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.
The Capitals will suit up to host the New Jersey Devils tonight in a game that in some ways is a mere formality, and in other ways a big big deal. The outcome of tonight’s game will help decide who the Caps’ first round playoff opponent will be. There’s a real chance that tonight would be the prologue to a Caps-Devils series.
Puck drop is at 7 PM. Your sweet boy Chris Cerullo will provide your recap.
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The Caps are not resting many folks, at least not as of the final morning skate of the rego season. By way of the great and wonderful Izzy:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Burakovsky – Backstrom – Connolly
Vrana – Eller – DSP
Gersich – Stephenson – Chiasson
Kempny – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Jerabek
Let’s see if I can game this out. The Caps will play:
Ugh, this is hard. Does that sound right? I have no idea. Please don’t take any of this to the bank. Basically, anything can happen.
Brooks Orpik will likely play in game 82, but his ice time has drifted down all the way from "outta control" to "still too much for a 37 year old unless you're Nick Lidstrom." pic.twitter.com/badMXY5Otl
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) April 7, 2018
#NJDevils lineup vs Caps:
— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) April 7, 2018
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The NHL is about to get a lot less superhuman and polite. And also a little less creepy if we’re being honest. First ballot hall-of-famers coming through.
Headline photo: Nick Wass
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