Not too long ago I was asking people, “Does this NHL season feel super long?” But now, I can’t believe we’re down to the final ten games of the regular season.
The Capitals are in New York to kick off a three-game extravaganza against the New York Islanders. Both teams are 29-13-4, so expect this series to be pretty intense. The Caps have a bit more of an edge in other areas like power play and shot-attempt percentage, but who the heck knows what kind of Caps team will show up tonight. I won’t “jinx” anything; I did that last time.
Puck drop is at 7 PM and Peter will have your recap.
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As always, thanks to Samantha Pell at the Washington Post for morning skate lines. Michael Raffl is making his Caps debut, Justin Schultz has a lower body injury and is listed as “day-to-day”, and Ilya Samsonov will be in net:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Mantha – Backstrom – Oshie
Sheary – Eller – Raffl
Hagelin – Dowd – Hathaway
Orlov – Carlson
Dillon – TvR
Chara – Jensen
Legend: 🌮 = win; 🚽 = loss; 🤷 = OTL
Ah, hockey. The most majestic and graceful of all the sports.
— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) April 21, 2021
I can’t stop reading about the Super League. First, love that it was named SUPER League. Second, love how fast it was taken down and it was a real pleasure to watch it all happen in real time. The New York Times has a great breakdown of the situation, if you’ve been looking for one.
“As an unlikely alliance of American hedge funds, Russian oligarchs, European industrial tycoons and Gulf royals sought to seize control of the revenues of the world’s most popular sport.” @nytimes with the Super League tick-tock you’ve been waiting for. https://t.co/rfVtwmFEDa
— Jim Maiella (@jimmaiella) April 22, 2021
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