The Penguins will be making their first visit to Veriz....err....Capital One Arena tonight for their first meeting of the season with the Washington Capitals. This will be the first time these two teams have met since the Penguins ousted the Caps from the playoffs in May. The Pens are coming off a 4-0 beat down literally and figuratively of the Nashville Atmospheres. The Capitals are coming into tonight's game off of a overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. You can tell its the regular season because Alex Ovechkin is lighting up scoreboards left and right. He enters tonight's contest with seven goals in three games. Six of those goals came in the first two games of the season when he recorded back-to-back hat tricks. Expect to hear about the Pens and Caps 2017 playoff series approximately 32891478384092969 times tonight.
Patric Hornqvist will be a game time decision tonight.
Known pee drinker Tom Wilson will not be in the lineup for the Caps tonight. He is serving the final game of his 4 game suspension.
It is honestly a shame that Tom Wilson is suspended. For multiple reasons actually. Reason 1. We don't get to see Ryan Reaves punch his face his. Reason 2. He'll 10/10 do something dumb to put the Caps shorthanded. Reason 3. He's not good at hockey.
Speaking of the greatest hockey player to ever live Ryan Reaves. He's coming off a big time performance against Nashville. 1 goal, 6 hits, 2 souls taken.
Matt Murray rebounded nicely after 2 incredibly shaky games against St. Louis and Chicago. He gets the nod tonight.
Matt Niskanen is still trash.
Brooks Orpik is also still trash.
If you haven't seen some of the quotes from the Caps players and Barry Trotz from earlier in the preseason we suggest you go find them. They are pure gold. Emo Washington is our favorite Washington.
Old Posts from our site, heyyyyyfannnssss (4/11-2/15). Cute name, but impossible to remember.