The Capitals are back home at Capital One Arena for a three-game homestand. First up, hosting the Colorado Avalanche. This will be the first game back in DC for Andre Burakovsky after he was traded to the Avs for a second round pick, a third round pick, and a minor league player. I can’t lie to you guys, I really miss that little weirdo! But…watching him do well for another team is unsettling. I’d like to personally request that he doesn’t score a game-winning goal tonight. Philipp Grubauer will also be making his return to DC. He visited last year, but he wasn’t on the ice during that visit. He’ll be in goal for the Avs tonight.
Puck drop will be at 5PM EST (yeah…we know). Watch on NBC Sports Washington and Julia will have a recap for you.
|Shot Attempt %||47.3%||54.0%|
|Power Play||27.8% (8th)||24.0% (14th)|
|Penalty Kill||75.0% (22nd)||85.7% (9th)|
Thanks to NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti for the lines. There are no changes and Braden Holtby will be in the net to face off against Philipp Grubauer:
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Wilson
Vrana – Kuznetsov – Oshie
Hagelin – Eller – Panik
Leipsic – Dowd – Hathaway
Siegenthaler – Carlson
Orlov – Jensen
Gudas – Lewington
The only perfect thing about the 5PM start for the Capitals game? Once it starts to wrap up, we can all tune into the baseball game! The Nationals are back in DC to host the St. Louis Cardinals for Game Three!
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 14, 2019
A man in Ireland died and requested that they play a specific recording at his funeral. I can’t stop thinking about it.
Irish man left a funny recording to be played at his funeral and I’m dying 😭 pic.twitter.com/gX2VBqifOj
— Turgut ⚉ (@ItsSlyGuy) October 13, 2019
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