FINALLY, WE MADE IT! This one is for real, this is a real-life playoff game. The Capitals are facing off against Barry Trotz’s New York Islanders for their first series. The big ol’ question mark for this afternoon is John Carlson, he will be a game-time decision.
All of this feels very strange. I should be getting ready to go to a watch party, I should see some people getting ready to go to the game, etc. But, I’m still excited. This NHL schedule is exhausting and fun, and the bubble seems to be working. So, here’s to an exciting and safe first round. I’m thrilled to be watching all the action with you guys, even if it’s via the internet. Rock the red, let’s go Caps.
The puck drops at 3 PM, as long as the Hurricanes and Bruins game doesn’t go on forever and push the time back like SOME teams did last night. Peter will have your recap.
|Shot Attempt %||46.4%||51.8%|
|Power Play||17.3% (24th)||19.4% (17th)|
|Penalty Kill||80.7% (15th)||82.6% (6th)|
Lars Eller is still out after leaving the bubble to attend the birth of his new lil baby, so Travis Boyd is in. As mentioned above, John Carlson is a game-time decision. Braden Holtby is in net:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Vrana – Backstrom – Oshie
Hagelin – Boyd – Kovalchuk
Panik – Dowd – Hathaway
Dillon – Orlov
Kempny – Gudas
Siegenthaler – Jensen
Mike, that is not the Space Needle. This isn’t Seattle. Someone please take this man’s account.
On another worldly night, Space Needle is an appropriate backdrop. Insane Columbus – TB game. God bless both teams for a great effort. Enough tho. I believe we should end these games sooner via 3 v 3 or shootout after a time. Whaddya think? pic.twitter.com/L9dyhJeT2W
— Mike Milbury (@realmikemilbury) August 12, 2020
If you can’t seem to get yourself hyped up for these playoffs, if you have the means to do so, might you consider gettin’ yourself some merch from our sweet lil store?
It IS the loffs’, so maybe you need a new mug to sip coffee out of when games begin at 11 AM or go on for 6 hours? Or maybe you just need a new shirt to lounge around in while you continue to self-isolate. You deserve it, you’re doing great! Here is our model named Peter:
— Peter Hassett (@peterhassett) August 12, 2020
Or, if you need a new hat to wear while you take in some summer sunshine, these are on sale in the Capitals store:
— RMNB (@russianmachine) August 12, 2020
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