During the second period of the Caps/Red Wings game, Joe Beninati dropped a fun bit of news: Mike Green is going to be a papa.
The Capitals traveled to MoTown Tuesday night, where they still make cars just ones that are a little more Italian. It was a night of reunions and celebrations. But somebody forgot to invite the Caps. The fairy tale was not to be.
The Caps had a torrid pace through much of the first, Alex Ovechkin especially, but they couldn’t crack Petr Mzarek. In fact, the Wings actually scored the game’s opening goal, but Braden Holtby slipped the cookie out of the cookie jar with aplomb.
In the second, the Wings turned the nerd graphs upside down but the Capitals managed to keep the dam from overflowing.
That was until Andreas Athansiou (?) notched his first NHL tally on a fluke sharp angle shot. That was all. Ho hum. Wings blank Caps, 1-0.
So here’s something that happened. The Detroit Red Wings scored what was obviously a goal when you see it on instant replay, but they were not credited with said goal because Braden Holtby, aka Biscuit Hidesby, played a little chuck-a-puck. The referees didn’t have conclusive evidence that the puck crossed the line, so they could not overturn the original call: no goal.
Take a look at this.
Alex Ovechkin stands on the brink of yet another NHL accomplishment. With his next goal, the Caps Russian superstar will break Sergei Fedorov’s record for most career goals scored by a Russian-born player.
Fedorov will be in attendance at the game. Last night he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and tonight he will be honored by the Red Wings.
Once the actual hockeying starts, you may notice something peculiar: the Red Wings aren’t that good this season. They rank 29th in score-adjusted shot-attempt percentage. Here’s their 4-game rolling shot-attempt percentage compared to the Caps.
*enter muscle emoji here*
Travis Yost had some good insight earlier this season on what’s up with the Wings.
Puck drops at 7:30 PM on the Plus.
|Team||Record||Possession||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|Detroit Red Wings||7-6-1||46.8%||102.1||18%||82.4%|
The war of words between a pair of one-time Washington Capitals Young Guns is escalating ahead of tonight’s matchup between the Caps and the Detroit Red Wings.
Yesterday, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin told reporters he was “probably gonna slash” former Caps and current Red Wings defenseman Mike Green‘s beloved Easton Stealth CNT sticks. During his tenure with the Caps, fans rallied to supply Green with the discontinued twigs.
On Tuesday night the Washington Capitals pro hockey club will play against the Red Wings of Detroit hockey team in a match of hockey. To get you ready for the hockey match, we at R.M.N.B. have randomly selected a hockey player to introduce to you. The player we have selected is Mike Green, a defenseman hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings hockey team. This article post will answer all the questions you were too afraid to ask about Mike Green.
Photo: Rick Osentoski
Last season, one of my favorite all-time blog moments happened when RMNB readers combined to reunite Mike Green with a fleet of his Easton CNT Stealth sticks. The twig, which Green used to score 31 goals in 2008-09, was discontinued about a decade ago. The superstitious defenseman said in interviews he’s never used a better stick.
“I don’t know if it was the manufacturing or what, but it just made for a really good stick,” Green said then. “Over the years, maybe they changed the technology or the balance and it’s just not the same. For me, these are perfect.”
Green has continued to use the bright blue relic in Detroit. On Monday, Green’s former teammate, Alex Ovechkin, promised to give the stick the respect it deserves.
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