Finallyyyyyyyyy, the Capitals have come back to Washington. After two games on the road, the Capitals will host the Carolina Hurricanes for the home opener at Capital One Arena. It’s going to be a good one, as these two teams don’t exactly love each other right now.
Puck drops around 7 PM. I’m Peter, and I’ll be your recap specialist this evening.
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We expect more of the same, as Kuznetsov misses his final game to suspension.
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Wilson
Vrana – Eller – Oshie
Hagelin – Stephenson – Panik
Hathaway – Dowd – Leipsic
Siegenthaler – Carlson
Orlov – Jensen
Fehervary – Gudas
When the Caps last played the Canes in a game that mattered, it was brutal. Below is a graph of the shot-attempt contest across all seven games of last spring’s playoff series.
The Caps will need to control a lot more play if they want to dominate Saturday’s game like they have the last two.
Rod Brind’Amour said this was “hilarious” today https://t.co/rohkN2euhu
— Sara Civ (@SaraCivian) October 5, 2019
Nino – Aho – Turbo
Mcginn – Staal – Svechnikov
Dzingel – Haula – Necas
Foegele – Wallmark – Martinook
Slavin – Hamilton
Edmundson – Pesce
Gardiner – Fleury
— The Glenlivet (@TheGlenlivet) October 2, 2019
I’m more of a Balvenie/Laphroaig guy, but I cannot deny the appeal of this level of trashiness-dressed-as-sophistication. Next round’s on me.
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