It’s happening again. The Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins are facing off in round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
What are the things you need to know heading into Game One tonight? For the Capitals, Andre Burakovsky is still considered “week-to-week” after he recently had surgery to fix an upper-body injury. He hasn’t been completely ruled out for the series, but Young ‘Dre still needs rest. On the Penguins side, Carl Hagelin and Evgeni Malkin have both been ruled out for tonight. Coach Mike Sullivan confirmed them as “day-to-day”, with their respective injuries, after a brutal six-game series against the Philadelphia Flyers.
To be totally honest, I’m actually feeling very fine and I hope you are too. A tad nervous, but very excited. Cool as a cucumber. All of us. Let’s do this.
Good tweet Pete will have your recap. Puck drop is at 7PM and you can view this delightful match on NBCSPens- I mean NBCSN.
The final regular season stats:
|Shot Attempt %||52.3%||48.3%|
Travis Boyd was once again practicing in place for TJ Oshie, but just because Osh still needs some tune up. He’s expected to play tonight. Otherwise? We’re sticking with the same. Thanks to Isabelle Khurshudyan at the Washington Post as always:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Stephenson – Backstrom – Oshie
Connolly – Eller – DSP
Vrana – Beagle -Chiasson
Kempny – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Djoos
Do you feel like getting really wrapped up in all your feelings? The Capitals recently released this video and if you haven’t seen it yet, please watch it. Crank the volume up. It will rock you.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 24, 2018
Go for a walk, don’t forget to drink some water, breathe deeply. It’s all good! Here is some content of my favorite animal, the koala, to help soothe your pre-second round jitters. If you have no pre-second round jitters, then good for you. You’re not better than me.
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