Well into his thirties now, TJ Oshie remains a productive and exciting player who will almost definitely remain with the Caps until the end of the 2025 season, right?!
John Carlson didn’t win the Norris Trophy, but he did make the NHL’s First All-Star Team for the first time in his career.
According to the Capitals, Carlson is only the fourth Capitals defenseman ever to earn the distinction, joining Mike Green (2008-09, 2009-10), Scott Stevens (1987-88), and Rod Langway (1982-83, 1983-84).
Cale Makar won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie on Monday. The Avalanche defenseman was a top-two selection on all 170 ballots, garnering 116 first-place votes and 54 for second. Makar scored 12 goals and had 50 points in 57 games. Quinn Hughes was runner up while Dominik Kubalik finished third.
Of interest to Capitals fans, Ilya Samsonov finished twelfth in total voting.
Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi is the winner of the 2020 Norris Trophy. Paul Coffey, one of the stars of the Edmonton Oilers’ dynasty teams in the 1980s, announced Josi the winner on Zoom. The NHL Awards show was hosted from the Edmonton bubble where the Stanley Cup Final is being held.
The Norris Trophy is “awarded annually to the National Hockey League’s top defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.”
Josi edged out the Capitals’ John Carlson, who was runner up, and the Lightning’s Victor Hedman. Surprisingly, it wasn’t close.
Former Capitals forward Dmitrij Jaskin is really using his head, figuratively and literally, while playing for KHL Dynamo Moscow.
On Sunday, Jaskin was in the very right place and the very right time to score his first career face goal.
What’s a face goal, you ask? Well, let’s go to the video for the bruising highlights.
The Dallas Stars defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 in Game One of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday, but it was a dirty play by Pat Maroon that had many hockey fans talking afterward.
At the buzzer of the second period, the Lightning forward intentionally shot the puck into the Dallas Stars bench.
It all comes down to this. The Dallar Stars have a chance to win their first Cup since Pantera was releasing new music. The Tampa Bay Lightning have a chance to win their first Cup since back when CO2 levels were under 400 parts per million. And Keith, who is a coin, must get the final right or else he’ll be below 50 percent.
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