The Washington Capitals’ real long homestand ends today, which is 11/11 btw. After the Caps dispatch (maybe?) the Coyotes, they’ll hit the road – America and Canada’s middle west to be specific – for dates with Minny, Winny, the Avs, and Habs. But first they’ll have to find an answer to Arizona, who are getting a terrific performance out of defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson so far.
It’s a matinee game, starting at 5:00 PM on NBC Sports Washington. You can stream the game with NBCS Washington on your phone or whatever beginning at 4:00 PM. Chris Cerullo will be recappin’ for ya.
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There is no morning skate today. With some players questionable due to injury and some shakeups from yesterday’s practice, no one knows anything about the lineup for tonight, so instead here’s a photo of a baby hippo.
Petition to swap today with Memorial Day, so today can be the cold-weather solemn remembrance of the people who gave all in service of their country and so that the summertime holiday can be a sincere and grateful party for the people still with us who have served in the Armed Forces.
Until that happens, here is my meager but most profound thank you to the people who have worn the uniform of our country and done their very best for something bigger than themselves. You’ve got my respect, and if I see you on Memorial Day, you can also have my hot dog and beer.
I think this Rufus Wainwright song is about the time, not the day. Either way it is excellent.
Headline photo: Paul Connors
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