Are the Capitals still playing at home? You betcha and tonight they host the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs are hoping to snap their four game losing streak. They have lost eight in their last 10 games… but then again so have the Capitals. Hopefully, the promotion of Andre Burakovsky to the third line can bring some magic? Maybe?
We have been so spoiled with these 7PM puck drop starts. Tune your telly to NBCS Washington for all the action. You can also stream the game live from your devices on the My Teams app. Chris from the comments will have your recap.
|Shot Attempt %||50.3%||48.7%|
|Power Play||24.2% (6th)||21.3% (12th)|
|Penalty Kill||76.1% (28th)||78.1% (24th)|
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Oshie
Vrana – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Burakovsky – Eller – Connolly
Stephenson – Boyd – DSP
Kempny – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Bowey
When you’re in a rush to get to the rink, but need to grab a hot dog real quick. Don’t coach on an empty stomach, folks!
Mike Babcock in a serious rush with a hotdog in hand is a gift from the hockey gods on this Thursday. pic.twitter.com/zM5gZa1M8T
— Cahhrles (@SmokesIndoors) February 7, 2019
A current running joke is that NHL fans and NBA fans hate each other. NHL fans think NBA players are wimps and NBA fans think NHL fans are stuck up. As a DC gal who played and coached basketball for 15 years (and destroyed my knee) and loves league drama, I have the opinion that the NBA is really good.
Anyway, if you feel the need to join on the NBA bandwagon and want a team…can I suggest anyone but the Wizards? Sure, they are a hometown team, but now is not a good time. They are tanking and have an incompetent general manager, Ernie Grunfeld. The Wizards just cleared cap space by dealing Otto Porter Jr. and Markieff Morris on the eve of the trade deadline. Don’t know what that means? Let Twitter tell you:
— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) February 7, 2019
Stop texting me and making fun of my team. This is bullying.
— Michael Sykes, II (@MikeDSykes) February 7, 2019
When this is not what you signed up for… pic.twitter.com/PO67iIfLnJ
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) February 7, 2019
the expressions are perfect pic.twitter.com/SFxwoCESGp
— Danny (@recordsANDradio) February 6, 2019
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