The Capitals gave us a compelling performance in Game One, snatching an important road victory and an early series lead. I suspect Jon Cooper’s Lightning will play much better in Game Two, which will air on NBC Sports at 8 PM, giving you plenty of time to spend time with the mother figures in your life before then.
I’m Peter, and I’ll be hosting your RMNB game coverage experience.
The final regular season stats:
|Shot Attempt %||52.3%||48.3%|
No change at the morning skate, but there’s good news about Backstrom’s progress below. Per Isabelle:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Vrana – Eller – Oshie
Burakovsky – Stephenson – Connolly
DSP – Beagle – Chiasson
Kempny – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Djoos
Isabelle Khurshudyan has been slaying it lately on WaPo, but I want to highlight her recent profile of Barry Trotz, current Washington Capitals head coach, playing deeper than he ever has before but doing so without a contract for next season.
Trotz is a fine hockey coach. Any criticism I offer his coaching is along only the margins of what has been his storied career. Off the ice, Trotz’s character is unimpeachable. I admire the hell out of him.
You can subscribe to the Post here. I promise most of the money won’t go to Kathleen Parker.
Reminder that the Hockey Satan Game 2 Watch Party is tomorrow at @AtlasBrewWorks! Come hang, hail, and drink beer with me and this guy. The place is dog and kid friendly so bring your #CapsCuties
🤘🏻 HAIL YOURSELVES pic.twitter.com/kyZ4XMVy7h
— LINDSEY 🏒👹 (@wreckoslovakia) May 12, 2018
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mother figures of all varieties in our lives.
Thanks for teaching us to read, putting a computer in our home, getting the grass stains off the knees of our pants, tolerating our rock band practicing in the basement all the time, helping us move out, letting us come back late at night to steal Thanksgiving leftovers, and giving us the opportunity to practice our technology troubleshooting skills all the time to fix your wifi, computer, TV, lawnmower, toilet, and smart toaster.
Headline photo: Alex Ovechkin
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.