The Capitals are facing the New York Islanders in Game Four of the first round in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Isles are up 3-0, so this is the final chance for the Capitals. Nothing huge to update you on about the team other than Nick Backstrom will be a game-time decision and this could potentially be the last game that Braden Holtby is in goal for the Washington Capitals. See, nothing huge to update you on, but also can someone send me some tissues?
I hope this isn’t my last pregame of the season. I hope the Capitals have some wild comeback. I think I’ll always secretly hold out a little hope (that’s why it hurts my heart very bad), but if this is the end of the road for 2020…just know that it’s been a pleasure. See you on the other side.
The puck drops at 8 PM and Peter Hassett will welcome you back here with a recap. Let’s go Caps.
|Shot Attempt %||46.4%||51.8%|
|Power Play||17.3% (24th)||19.4% (17th)|
|Penalty Kill||80.7% (15th)||82.6% (6th)|
We do not know about Nick Backstrom and Martin Fehervary was not on the ice this morning, so he won’t be playing. The lineup will be clearer closer to puck drop, but for now these were the lines we saw last game:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Vrana – Eller – Oshie
Hagelin – Pinho – Kovalchuk
Panik – Dowd – Hathaway
Dillon – Carlson
Orlov – Jensen
Fehervary – Gudas
Did anyone happen to catch the Hurricanes/Bruins game last night? I went to brush my teeth and Carolina was winning 2-0. Sat back down and Boston had taken the lead 4-2. A wild turn of events! The Bruins had scored four goals in a span of 6:51 in the third period to take a 3-1 series lead. This was the 11th time in franchise history that Boston has rallied from a multi-goal deficit in the final period of a playoff game to win. Anyway here are the highlights:
A third period for the books.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) August 18, 2020
Things might be lookin’ bad for the Caps but that doesn’t mean that YOU can’t look good! In all seriousness, we have three new shirts that you should check out.
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