The newest owner of second place in this year’s Metropolitan Division comes to town on Wednesday in the form of the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers are rolling on a six-game win streak that the Caps hope to halt.
Puck drop is at 7 PM, and Peter’s on recap duty.
|Shot Attempt %||51.5%||51.7%|
|Power Play||21.6% (9th)||20.3% (16th)|
|Penalty Kill||81.2% (12th)||83.3% (4th)|
Kovy is in, Leipsic is the casualty via the wonderful Samantha Pell at WaPo.
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Vrana – Backstrom – Oshie
Hagelin – Eller – Kovalchuk
Panik – Dowd – Hathaway
Dillon – Carlson
Orlov – Jensen
Siegenthaler – Gudas
Peter here. I was crunching some numbers over on the RMNB patreon. I’ll write up more when I have time, but I think there are some interesting differences we’ve seen across the league when coaches have been fired. Like, check out these gaps in points percentages.
Obviously, not every coach firing is the same: Calgary and Dallas were for off-ice reasons, and Nashville’s new coach is just New Jersey’s old coach– which is probably the goof-up of the season if you ask me.
Headline photo: NBC Sports Washington
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.