The Washington Capitals find themselves today in New York, New York, the city so nice you don’t even notice how all of midtown smells like piss. The hockey Rangers were active sellers at the deadline, so the roster they’ve got left over isn’t exactly fearsome. Let’s see how the Caps adjust their effort levels to play down to lesser competition!
It’s a nooner, people. Puck drop’s at MSG at around 12:30 AM. Stream the game from your devices on the My Teams app. I’m Peter and I’ll do the recap thang for your pleasure.
|Shot Attempt %||49.2%||48.4%|
|Power Play||20.5% (14th)||22.3% (9th)|
|Penalty Kill||77.5% (26th)||78.3% (23rd)|
It’s an early game, so there’s no morning skate. I don’t expect many shakeups in the lines, but I’m very frequently wrong about this stuff, so instead of a guess here’s a baby Capybara from the Belfast Zoo.
Not expecting changes though.
Reirden says Holtby will start today and it’ll be the same players as last game.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) March 3, 2019
On March 3, 2018, the Caps played the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Naval Academy. There was a blackout, Ian was on TV, and the Caps won. It was a great day.
WSH Quality of Roster pic.twitter.com/xWQYVnmUeL
— Manny (@mannyelk) March 2, 2019
Yesterday, Manny, the brains behind Corsica, did a fun exercise showing the history of team’s rosters. I find a lot of it very surprising. We all knew that 2016-17 team was amazing, but I was surprising how low 2008-09 were and how volatile the following years were. Cool stuff. Click the tweet to see a whole thread with other teams. Also, Tampa, wow.
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