Something not so chill happened yesterday morning. The Caps got stomped by the New York Rangers, but today is a new day. This afternoon, after a quick time change, the Capitals are hosting the New Jersey Devils. Don’t want to scare anyone, but the Capitals are currently 0-3-2 in matinee games this season. I think that today would be an excellent day to get that first win.
Puck drops at 2:00 PM and, once again, Chris will have your recap.
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As always, thank you to Samantha Pell at the Washington Post. The BIG news is that Craig Anderson will be making his first start in net for the Capitals. Other than that, these are the same lines from yesterday. We’ll probably get more details closer to game time:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Oshie
Vrana – Backstrom – Wilson
Sheary – Eller – Panik
Hagelin – Dowd – Hathaway
Dillon – Carlson
Chara – Schultz
Orlov – Jensen
Legend: 🌮 = win; 🚽 = loss; 🤷 = OTL; 😷 = postponed
Yesterday, we celebrated Sidney Crosby’s 1,000th game but today we celebrate another! Today, Travis Zajac is skating in his 1,000th game. Something very cool is that he is the second player in the 2004 Draft Class that has reached 1,000 games. The other? Mr. Alex Ovechkin.
When #NJDevils Travis Zajac steps on to the ice this afternoon in Washington he will be skating in his 1000th NHL game.
Only one other player in his 2004 Draft Class has reached the 1000-plus games mark:
Zajac will become just the second from the 2004 class.
— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) February 21, 2021
If you’re curious how many others in the 2004 Draft Class are close to 1,000, the next three are Andrew Ladd (950), Blake Wheeler (948), and David Krejci (926).
Congrats to Travis, I am feeling very old.
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