For the first time since the playoffs, the Washington Capitals will play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets. (If you wanna relive the fun of the loffs series, do peruse our Blooj tag.) Normally a date with John Tortorella’s team would be a guaranteed party, but the Lumbus coach has mellowed out a ton recently – aside from the Jack Johnson chatter over the summer.
Tonight’s game starts at 7:00 PM on NBC Sports Washington. You can stream the game with NBCS Washington on any of your devices beginning at 6:00 PM. I have the distinct honor of providing recap duty.
|Shot Attempt %||48.7%||47.6%|
We’ve got some massive changes on the defense, as per Isabelle.
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Jaskin
Stephenson – Backstrom – Oshie
Vrana – Eller – Connolly
Burakovsky – Boyd – DSP
Kempny – Niskanen
Orlov – Djoos
Siegenthaler – Bowey
At 5-on-5, these teams are weirdly similar. Nearly in shot attempt rates and possession, shooting, and saving. Shot quality is a real differentiator so far. Oh and special teams, where the Caps whip the llama’s behind.
A pal of Ian and me from back in Frederick is now a successful rapper named Cidida. We’ve featured him before. Today he released a new track featuring M1 of dead prez. It’s fantastic. Crank it.
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