The Caps are still at home and will host the Boston Bruins once again this evening before heading to New York to play the Rangers. A few line updates to note, Alex Ovechkin has taken his place back on the top line and Jakub Vrana has been bumped to the fourth. Also, Dmitry Orlov is set to return!
Puck drop is at 7 PM and you have ME for the recap. Go easy on me, I don’t do the recap often. Happy Monday, everyone. Let’s dance.
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Samantha Pell at the Washington Post has provided the lines from the morning skate. The fourth D-pairing was Siegenthaler-Fehervary. Missing from the ice were Eller and Schultz, due to injury, and Kuznetsov and Samsonov, due to COVID-19 protocols:
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Wilson
Sheary – Oshie – Panik
Hagelin – Dowd – Hathaway
Vrana – Sgarbossa – Sprong
Chara – Carlson
Dillon – TvR
Orlov – Jensen
Legend: 🌮 = win; 🚽 = loss; 🤷 = OTL
It’s the anniversary of when Mr. Gary Bettman took office…and what a 28 years it has BEEN….
— Mike Commito (@mikecommito) February 1, 2021
Some non-controversial Tony DeAngelo thoughts up on RMNB Patreon https://t.co/tH7Z4pjVZG
— Peter (good tweets only) (@peterhassett) February 1, 2021
Well, well, well what do we have here? Looks like there are rumors of a new NWHL squad heading to Canada. Digit Murphy is the Toronto Six’s head coach and recently suggested that the NWHL might be looking to getting another Canadian team:
In the Canadian media availability, Digit Murphy suggested the #NWHL might be looking to get another Canadian team in the league for Season 7.
Murphy hopes another expansion team and a full season sans COVID will entice Canadian networks to air NWHL games in the future.
— Erica L. Ayala/Sports Talk ELA (@elindsay08) February 1, 2021
According to the replies, people seem pretty keen on this happening! As a new fan, it’s been great to see some of the league’s recent successes and I’d love to see it continue to grow.
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