The Capitals are up in Pittsburgh to face their rivals of, what feels like, 10,000 years. But, this one is going to be a little extra strange. It’s the return of Carl Hagelin to Pittsburgh. Sure, he wasn’t playing for the Penguins when the Capitals snagged him, but, before this season, he spent four seasons there and won two Stanley Cups with them. Even Sidney Crosby agreed that it’s going to be weird! So, what better way to not feel weird about playing your old team than to crush them? Here’s hoping the Capitals extend their winning streak to eight.
Puck drop will commence at 7 PM. If you can’t be near a TV, here’s your 1,000,000th reminder that you can still stream the game on your devices through the MyTeams App! I was supposed to do the recap, but I have to travel for work. The perfect Christopher from the Comments will be helping me out. Whatta doll.
|Shot Attempt %||50.4%||49.5%|
|Power Play||24.7% (6th)||21.8% (10th)|
|Penalty Kill||80.5% (15th)||79.7% (21st)|
The Capitals have won seven games in a row. So….expect to see the same lines (Izzy from the Washington Post):
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Vrana – Backstrom – Oshie
Hagelin – Eller – Connolly
Burakovsky – Dowd – Boyd
Kempny – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Jensen
Remaining schedule, March 12. pic.twitter.com/8JuLM0LOuQ
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) March 12, 2019
I was worried. I am no longer. I’m in on this.
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) March 12, 2019
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