The Washington Capitals are heading into Game Three tonight with a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals and it feels really wonderful. Finally, the good boys are back where they belong as the series continues at Capital One Arena.
More people should like sports. They’re a bunch of fun when you’re winning. Two more wins to go and the Capitals move on to the championship. We also move on to the championship with them because at this point we’re all a family operating as one unit, or a package deal.
Anyway, puck drop will be a lil’ after 8PM. The great Peter Hassett will have your recap and you will have to turn your channel to NBC. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.
The final regular season stats:
|Shot Attempt %||52.3%||48.3%|
Morning skate lines should look very familiar….because they are the same. Still no Backstrom, he will be a game-time decision. As always, thanks to WaPo’s Isabelle Khurshudyan:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Vrana – Eller – Oshie
Burakovsky – Stephenson – Connolly
DSP – Beagle – Chiasson
Kempny – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Djoos
We’re glad you found your stability with the Caps too, Lars 🙂
Lars Eller yesterday, not exactly blowing a kiss to Therien and Bergevin:
“I definitely found my identity as a player that I maybe, when I was in Montreal, had kind of lost… I was just bounced around a lot — and I mean a lot — whereas I had a lot more stability here.”
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) May 14, 2018
Congrats to Tampa Bay for finally showing up https://t.co/FYKBrHboVW
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 15, 2018
“I expect a crazy crowd from the fans.” — Evgeny Kuznetsov, asked what he anticipates Tuesday in Washington. Last night, he had a goal and two assists to help the #Caps open a 2-0 series lead over the #Bolts. #StanleyCup #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/OlHe2WwuNG
— Tarik El-Bashir⌨🎙🏒 (@TarikNBCS) May 14, 2018
Throughout this series, I have felt remarkably light and calm. Maybe it was just beating Pittsburgh, or maybe it’s because I genuinely don’t mind Tampa Bay, but I was listening to the recent episode of the Steve Dangle Podcast and they read a stat that made me feel even more calm than I did before. The podcast guys read that teams in the conference final with a 2-0 lead, since the NHL developed the conference final format in 1975, are 39-2. Teams on the road that take a 2-0 lead in the conference finals are 12-0. I’m cool as a gosh dang cucumber.
Also, of course, Micah’s graphs continue to make me furiously knock on wood.
🎆💀🦀 Day 33: Two road wins put the caps over 50% to win the cup. pic.twitter.com/yqOkvbYG9G
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) May 14, 2018
Headline photo: worldnewsinsider.org
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