Half past eight on a pleasant Saturday morning, Jay Beagle walked up to the glass entrance at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Beagle waited at the threshold as a grade schooler in an oversized 83 jersey ran across the parking lot to greet him.
“Have a nice day, Beags.”
“I always do!”
There’s a second heart-warming anecdote, on top of the Carlsons welcoming their second son into the world, to get you through the afternoon.
In a couple hours, the Capitals will play a very important game against the winners of back-to-back Stanley Cups, the Pittsburgh Penguins.
This second round Eastern Conference series is a best-of-three now. Settle down and pass me some red wine. The puck drops 25 minutes past 7 PM. The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) will be televising the game coast-to-coast.
The final regular season stats:
|Shot Attempt %||52.3%||48.3%|
Ovechkin -Kuznetsov – Smith-Pelly
Stephenson – Backstrom – Oshie
Connolly – Eller – Vrana
Gersich – Beagle – Chiasson
Kempny – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Djoos
Headline Photo: Kirk Irwin
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