The Capitals will be facing off against the New York Islanders to try and extend their win streak to three games…but also try to convince us that the last game against the Isles was just a fluke. Tonight we will see the return of Jakub Vrana to the line-up after being a healthy scratch for the previous two games. It’ll be a tough game, we will need all the energy from Jake the Snake.
The puck will be dropping at 7 PM and Good Tweet Pete will have your recap. More like Good Recap Pete if you ask me.
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As mentioned above, Vrana has returned to the lineup and will be replacing Richard Panik. In net, we will have Vitek Vanecek. The rest should look pretty familiar:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Oshie
Sheary – Backstrom – Wilson
Vrana – Eller – Sprong
Hagelin – Dowd – Hathaway
Dillon – Carlson
Orlov – Schultz
Chara – Jensen
Legend: 🌮 = win; 🚽 = loss; 🤷 = OTL
Keep your eyes out for some potential lingering drama. The last Caps-Isles game ended in a gentlemanly fight between Zdeno Chara and Matt Martin at the buzzer. What also took place? TJ Oshie got cross-checked in the kidneys. Garnet Hathaway was challenged by Ross Johnston to a fight during a faceoff and both players got kicked out. The two teams then had an angry staredown at center ice before skating off. I feel like I’m recapping a popular TV show, but just don’t be surprised if this is a spicy showdown!
DC folks aged 16 and older: in case you didn’t see, get your appointment for your jabby jab!
UPDATE: On Monday, April 19, all DC residents 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
All essential workers in Phase 1C Tier 3 still become eligible on April 12.
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) April 5, 2021
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