Things went wrong in Edmonton on Thursday, but the Caps have made some tweaks to retool for Saturday’s early game against the Flames. Andre Burakovsky and Jakub Vrana are in the top six, and Christian Djoos has been relieved of his responsibilities for the night for some ungodly reason.
Puck drops around 4 PM. If you’re out enjoying this lovely autumn weather, you can still watch the game on the go using the stream. I got recap duty, so let’s close out October together.
|Shot Attempt %||53.4% (6th)||48.8% (20th)|
|PDO||100.4 (14th)||99.7 (15th)|
|Power Play||14.6 (24th)||37.5% (1st)|
|Penalty Kill||72.2 (26th)||72.2% (25th)|
We’ve had a shakeup.
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Vrana
Burakovsky – Backstrom – Oshie
Stephenson – Eller – Connolly
DSP – Dowd – Jaskin
Kempny – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Bowey
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) October 26, 2018
— Charles Lonaeus (@HjalmarMax) October 27, 2018
I got inspired.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 27, 2018
Peter and Aileen’s October tradition of watching scary movies this week brought us to John Carpenter’s 1988 classic, They Live, which isn’t very spooky or scary, but as a social satire it is vicious and on point. Aside from the all-powerful alien overlords and Rowdy Roddy Piper’s ad libs, much of the movie could plausibly be considered a documentary today. When I look back on the 80s, I think about jingoism and idiocy like Top Gun and Poison, but I guess there was Robocop and They Live and Leonard Cohen and Minor Threat in there too.
Next up: Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Closing thought: Following tonight’s game we will begin seeing photos of NHL players wearing painfully stupid Halloween costumes. It will be bad. Steel yourself in advance.
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