I’m not even going to try and sugarcoat it, the Capitals looked like absolute trash in Game One. I have shifted my mentality to “things can’t be worse for Game Two…right?!” which is probably a mistake on my part, but here we are! Let’s move on, shall we?
The Capitals are facing off against the New York Islanders for Game Two and to say they need to make some changes is an understatement. Nick Backstrom will be out of the lineup due to a gross hit from Anders Lee during Game One. In better news, Lars Eller is back! Hopefully the addition of Eller, and the heightened emotions from the way the last game ended, can breathe a little bit more life into this team. It’s not like Eller hasn’t done it before.
The puck drops at 8 PM and Mr. Peter Hassett 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)|
Nick Backstrom is out and in concussion protocol. Lars Eller is back in and Braden Holtby is in net. The lines should look a little somethin’ like this:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Vrana – Eller – Oshie
Hagelin – Boyd – Kovalchuk
Panik – Dowd – Hathaway
Kempny – Carlson
Dillon – Orlov
Siegenthaler – Jensen
Curious about the lineup for the Islanders? It’s going to be exactly the same:
Barry Trotz says same lineup for tonight. #Isles
— Brian Compton (@BComptonNHL) August 14, 2020
Continues to be the only NHL player I respect from Cole Harbour.
— NHL (@NHL) August 14, 2020
FOCO is having an End of Summer Flash Sale with some Washington Capitals and Washington Nationals items up to 70% Off! Start your search now. FOCO also still has bobbleheads remaining of Alex Ovechkin’s The Goal (most inventory gone), Tom Wilson with Halle, and Dr. Fauci’s First Pitch.
Summer isn’t over yet and I need someone to buy these swimming trunks and tell me what they think.
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