Jeezy Fanatic Posted April 12, 2018 Share Posted April 12, 2018 Game one is tonight for your Washington Capitals. We'll be facing the Columbus Bluejackets ("BJs" from here forward). A few quick notes / points for those of you that haven't been following the regular season or aren't hockey regulars. 1) Phillip Grubauer will get the game 1 start in net. Braden Holtby has long be the Caps starting goalie, but after a rough patch he was supplanted by Grubauer who played well in the second half of the year and earned the starting nod to start the playoffs. 2) Sergei Bobrovsky, the BJs goalie, is only 3-10 in the playoffs but has been one of the NHL's best goalies in the regular season and won the Vezina trophy in 2017. He had a down year by his standards in 2017-2018, so it will be interesting to see how he comes out in the playoffs. 3) Fresh off his 7th Rocket Richard trophy winning season, you're going to here alot about Alex Ovechkin's lack of playoff success, which as we all know at a team level is true. Individually, however, Ovi averages .91 points per game in the playoffs and roughly half a goal per game. The powerplay will be key for the Caps, so let's look to see if Ovi can get on the scoresheet early, and sets to tone for the series. Jeezy says: Caps in 6. LETS GO CAPS!!! 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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