The longest road trip of the season ends on Saturday as the Caps visit the Sabres in balmy Buffalo. It should be our first glimpse of Carl Hagelin as a Washington Capital.
It’s a day game, with the puck dropping a bit after 1 PM. Intrepid tech-savvy viewers can stream it all with the My Teams app. I’m Peter, and I’ll do the recap thing.
|Shot Attempt %||49.3%||47.7%|
|Power Play||17.8% (19th)||21.8% (11th)|
|Penalty Kill||82.5% (6th)||78.6% (22nd)|
Samantha Pell filled in for Izzy for WaPo in Buffalo, where she delivered these lines yesterday:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Vrana – Backstrom – Oshie
Burakovsky – Eller – Connolly
Hagelin – Dowd – Stephenson
Kempny – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Djoos
(That’s a blind guess on the goalie. I have no idea.)
The Caps kicked off this road trip by getting their butts kicked in Columbus. But then they beat San Jose, but then they lost to Anaheim, but then they beat LA aaaaaand Toronto. If the Caps lose today, they’ll still be .500 on a tough road trip. If they win, well, that would be nice, wouldn’t it?
The good run has the Caps biting at the Isles’ heels, but all the action is lower in the ladder.
Columbus, Montreal, Pittsburgh, and Carolina are all fighting for position. Hockeyviz thinks PIT, CAR, and MTL are basically in a three-way tie right now. It’s gonna be a photo finish.
That’s right. It’s back. It’s never going away
Last night my Valiant lost 3-2 to NYXL, but the bigger story came later, when Shanghai Dragons defeated (Robert Kraft’s) Boston Uprising 3-1 for their very first franchise win. The Dragons lost all 40 games in the inaugural season — one of the worst losing streaks ever. And now it’s over.
IT HAPPENED!!! #OWL2019
— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) February 23, 2019
Here’s Shanghai’s off tank player, the only woman in Overwatch League, Geguri reacted to the win.
— EMILY TANGERINE (@emilytvhost) February 23, 2019
Boston has had a rough start to the season. Friday’s game was dramatic as their main tank Fusions was disqualified prior to the match due to a contract issue. Also their owner sucks.
Headline photo: Kevin Sousa
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