Many Caps players competed to inherit the mantle of the great Jay Beagle, the heralded role of fourth-line center, but only one man actually won it: Nic Dowd.
The Washington Capitals evidently liked what they saw out of Pheonix Copley‘s rookie season, as they extended him through the 2021-22 season, but there’s still a lot of uncertainty about the future of Caps goaltending.
With another dramatic couple of weeks, the NHL playoffs now roll into the third round. We had one sweep and one double-OT game-seven elimination, so as long as you could stay up late at night, you had a good round.
But the time for delighting in past is over. It’s time for predictions. It’s time for Keith, a coin.
For all the expectations and anguish that followed him around this season, Andre Burakovsky managed to match his output from 2017-18 exactly: twelve goals, thirteen assists. It was just everything else that changed.
The storm surge continues, this time swallowing the whole of Long Island. The Carolina Hurricanes have completed a second-round sweep of the New York Islanders, ousting Barry Trotz‘s beloved Brooklyn boys with four straight victories.
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