Tuesday, February 17, 2015

GAMEDAY 57: Caps at Pens

Consol Energy Center
7 pm
105.9 The X

The (30-17-10, 70 points) Washington Crapitals Capitals come into Consol Energy Center tonight for another Rivalry Wednesday game against the Penguins (32-15-9, 73 points). Alex Ovechkin is leading the NHL in goals with 36 (1 ahead of Rick Trash Nash) and Nicklas Backstrom is leading the NHL in assists with 43. The Caps have rebounded nicely this season with Barry Trotz and 2 of Braden Holtby's 6 shutouts have came against the Penguins this year. The Penguins just need somebody, anybody to put a freakin' puck past Holtby. Marc-Andre Fleury leads the NHL with 8 shutouts, is 5th in the NHL with a GAA of 2.19 and 7th in Save % at .924, which is right above Holtby. But Fleury's stats aren't very good!!!1!!1111!1! It's a Pittsburgh Gold night and that makes us smile inside.

Lines (via Daily Faceoff)

Ovechkin - Backstrom - Burakovsky
Johansson - Kuznetsov - Best In The World Brouwer
Laich - Fehr - Ward
Beagle - Latta - Wilson

Orpik - Carlson
Alzner - Ni$kanen
Hillen - Moped Green


Kunitz - Crosby - Perron
Comeau - Malkin - Hornqvist
Spaling - Sutter - Bennett
Adams - Lapierre - Downie

Martin - Letang
Scuderi - Despres
Pouliot - Bortuzzo


Who are the Stripes? (via Scouting the Refs)
Kyle Rehman
Kevin Pollock
Pierre Racicot
Derek Nansen

  • The Penguins power play is still split up into Crosby's line with Letang and Pouliot and Malkin's line with Martin and Despres. *gasp*
  • The trade deadline is less than two weeks away
  • Caps are currently in 4th in the Metrosexual and have a 6 point lead over the Bruins for the Top Wild Card spot.
  • The Eastern Conference probably has 7 of the 8 seeds clinched already (Florida is 4 points back of Boston, Philly is 6 back).
  • Washington Sucks
  • To the ste....oh wait this game is in Pittsburgh
Do It.

Go Pens

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