Final game of 2019 and the Capitals are hosting an afternoon rendezvous with the New York Islanders.
Puck drop is at 1 PM and here is your injury report. Some important improvements!
We made it! It’s the final game for the year of 2019 and the Capitals are home hosting and early showdown against the New York Islanders.
If any of you are going out tonight, do not drink and drive. I don’t have any power to ban you from everything, but I will ban you from my life. Be safe and have fun! If you’re not going out, I hope you get some good rest or get to watch something good on TV.
Game starts at 1 PM, and Good Tweet Pete will have your recap.
The Caps faced their second away game of the season against a home opening squad and spoiled yet another as they took down the New York Islanders 2-1 in regulation.
The Caps out-shot the Isles 28 to 26 and out-attempted them at five-on-five 53 to 37.
The Capitals met their Metro Division foe New York Islanders in the Isles home opener. Would the Caps and their rookie netminder be able to spoil the festivities?
The overtime hero on Wednesday, Jakub Vrana was the first to dent the twine in this one. Devon Toews “scored” by passing the puck to three different Capitals skates. TJ Oshie put home a power play marker on his backhand from his knees in front.
Caps beat Islanders 2-1!
The Capitals are still on the road and now on Long Island to play against the Islanders. Puck drop will be right around 7pm EST and you can watch on NBC Sports Washington.
Little note on injuries, but things are improving.
The Capitals are still on the road, but this time it’s in New York. They’ll be facing off against the Islanders this evening before they head home and finally play in front of the Capital One Arena faithful. Reminder to everyone, it’s ON Long Island. Not IN Long Island. I think.
The boys are back on the east coast, so puck drop will be at the sweet 7PM EST spot. You can catch all the action on NBC Sports Washington and Christopher from the comments will have his first regular season recap this year. Expect some wrestling puns.
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.
The New York Islanders defensive transformation under new head coach Barry Trotz was nothing short of revolutionary. In the 2017-18 season, the Isles conceded 293 goals against, which was league worst. This season, it’s down to 196, best in the league.
No doubt this is in large part to Robin Lehner and Thomass Greiss having stellar seasons under goaltending coach Mitch Korn, but systematically Trotz has implemented a structure under which the Isles have flourished.
So where has that defensive structure gone against Carolina, and why was it so effective against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round?
The 2018-19 Caps are dead and gone, forcing us all to reckon with a grim reality and an impossible question: who do we support now?
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ season is over. Known Penguin slayer, the orca of the Eastern Conference, Barry Trotz coached his New York Islanders to a four-game sweep. The Isles won Game Four 3-1.
This will be the first loffs since 2015-16 that the Capitals and Penguins will not meet.
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.