The Capitals are about to hit the road again, for another three-game trip away from Capital One Arena, but before they head out, they play host to the Boston Bruins at home. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the Boston Bruins are lookin’ real good. David Pastrnak is currently leading the league in goals (25) and the Bruins have an edge against the Capitals in both the power play and the penalty kill. Let the battle commence.
Puck drop is at 7 PM and Julia will have a recap for you.
|Shot Attempt %||51.6%||51.1%|
|Power Play||28.0% (3rd)||23.7% (6th)|
|Penalty Kill||84.9% (5th)||84.7% (7th)|
The expected lineup for tonight comes courtesy of Samantha Pell at the Washington Post:
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Wilson
Vrana – Kuznetsov – Oshie
Hagelin – Eller – Panik
Leipsic – Dowd – Hathaway
Kempny – Carlson
Orlov – Jensen
Siegenthaler – Gudas
Stay in skool kids! https://t.co/tbefNGTxcD
— Torey Krug (@ToreyKrug) December 11, 2019
The thing about Jack Eichel…is that you should probably not leave him open like that in front of the net? Listen, I’m not a hockey coach or anything, it just seems like sound advice!
This is not the ideal way to play defense against Jack Eichel pic.twitter.com/YsFrqsjYOw
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) December 11, 2019
And now…a word from Ian Oland.
Thank you to the couple of hundred of you who came out to RMNB’s 10th Anniversary Party on Monday night. It’s rare that I’m allowed of Mom’s Basement [shakes fist towards Alan May] so any time I get to spend with you all is valuable to me. The whole thing had me reminiscing how far I’ve come personally to get to this point. Thank you so much.
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14 years ago, I was at the lowest point in my life, but that heartbreak led me to here. I could not live my life for or derive my happiness from any one else anymore. That happiness had to come from within. So with dedication and perseverance, I put one hour of my life after work to something art related that *I* wanted to do to begin practicing self care. It eventually led to @rmnb_blog. Now 10 years and 96 million pageviews later, it is my full time job and it makes an entire community of hockey fans happy everyday. Last night we celebrated RMNB’s 10-year anniversary at @walters_dc. It was so nice to see so many of you there! But this is why this dumb hockey site and your support means so terribly much to me. I could have given up a long time ago or made myself out to be the victim, but instead I used my intellect, fought against my demons, and found a different way to live my life. Thank you for loving my other baby just as much as I do. I hope for all of you the same breakthroughs and personal happiness I have had since 2009.
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