Game Three begins tonight for the Washington Capitals and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Currently, the Capitals are down 0-2, but they have come back from a similar situation before. In fact, they did it during their last postseason against the Pittsburgh Penguins. That series didn’t end as we had hoped… but maybe this one will have a happier ending.
A few changes to the Capitals lineup could possibly give the team a bit more life because at this point anything might help! The most notable changes include Andre Burakovsky being out due to an upper-body injury and Braden Holtby taking back his rightful place as the starting goaltender.
Puck drop tonight is a tad after 7:30 PM and will be shown on NBCSN. Stay tuned for another Peter Hassett recap.
The final regular season stats:
|Shot Attempt %||51.7%||48.3%|
As usual, we’ve been getting some live updates from Isabelle Khurshudyan at the Washington Post. We know Andre Burakovsky won’t be travelling with the rest of the team to Columbus due to an upper-body injury. TJ Oshie had a maintenance day instead of morning skate, but he will be in. Braden Holtby is in. God I hope this works:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Vrana – Backstrom – Boyd
Connolly – Eller – DSP
Chiasson – Beagle – Stephenson
Kempny – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Djoos
As I wrote after game 1, Holtby is 14-4-2 lifetime against the Blue Jackets.
— Ed Frankovic (@EdFrankovic) April 16, 2018
The New Jersey Devils are currently facing off against the Tampa Bay Lightning in round one. So, naturally, they just wanted to make sure you all knew when their rivals are playing their next game.
The also decided to show a video of the Rangers golfing.
Devils showed a “New York Sports Report” on the Jumbotron during intermission that was just footage of the Rangers golfing. #Savage
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) April 17, 2018
This has nothing to do with the game currently being played. They just… wanted… to be messy!!!
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