It is game number five for the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders series in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Caps avoided elimination on Tuesday night after a win, but the bad news is that they’re facing elimination again! The Isles are up in the series 3-1.
Just gotta take it one game at a time. Is it possible the Caps can make a wild comeback? Yeah. Are the odds pretty slim? Yeah, but there are odds! Always need to find the silver lining.
The puck drops at 8 PM and, as always, Peter Hassett will once 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)|
Nick Backstrom will once again be a game-time decision. Martin Fehervary will not be playing. As usual, we’ll see what the lines look like when we get closer to puck drop. In the meantime, here are the lines from Tuesday:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Vrana – Eller – Oshie
Hagelin – Pinho – Kovalchuk
Panik – Dowd – Hathaway
Dillon – Carlson
Orlov – Jensen
Siegenthaler – Gudas
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Might I be able to interest you in this funny TikTok video I stumbled upon? Just for a quick chuckle while we’re all a big wound up ball of nerves.
PLEASE WATCH THE WHOLE THING pic.twitter.com/LwOCUsDWoi
— vision (@nhIfrost) August 19, 2020
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