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Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« on: April 04, 2017, 08:30:13 AM »
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52-18-8, 112 points | 39-24-15, 93 points

Projected Lines

Ovechkin-Backstrom-Oshie
Johansson-Kuznetsov-Williams
Connolly-Eller-Burakovsky
Winnik-Beagle-Wilson

Alzner-Carlson
Orlov-Niskanen
Orpik-Shattenkirk

Holtby

             
Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Komarov-Kadri-Brown
JVR-Bozak-Marner
Martin-Boyle-Kapanen

Gardiner-Zaitsev
Rielly-Carrick
Hunwick-Polak

McElhinney

Scratches

Paul Carey
Nate Schmidt
Taylor Chorney

      
Martin Marincin
Alexey Marchenko
Ben Smith
Josh Leivo
Nikita Soshnikov

Game Notes

WSH
•Braden Holtby (41-12-6, 2.11 GAA, .924 Sv%) will likely start for the Capitals
•With the Caps hosting the Rangers tomorrow night though it's possible we see backup Philipp Grubauer instead
•Washington doesn't have the top spot in the East (and the Presidents trophy) locked up quite yet, but with a 5-point lead over the 2nd place team and just 4 games remaining it's essentialy their's to lose at this point
•The Caps are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games, same record as Toronto in that stretch
•Trade deadline acquisition Kevin Shattenkirk has 0 goals and 12 assists in 15 games with the team

TOR
•McElhinney (7-6-2, 2.57 GAA, .921 Sv%) will start for the Leafs
•The Leafs can clinch a playoff berth tonight if a) they beat the Capitals and b) Boston beats Tampa in regulation

Injuries

                                                                 
      
•Nathan Horton - Back - Out indefinitely
•Joffrey Lupul - ¯\_(?)_/¯ - Out indefinitely
•Stephane Robidas - Old - Out indefinitely
•Eric Fehr - Hand - Out indefinitely
•Nikita Soshnikov - Undisclosed - Day to day
•Josh Leivo - Undisclosed - Day to day

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 08:45:01 AM »

I wonder what the lowest number of wins for a Presidents Trophy winner is in the 82 game season era.
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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 08:50:15 AM »
I wonder what the lowest number of wins for a Presidents Trophy winner is in the 82 game season era.

Based on my 'extensive' research, looks like it's 48 by the 03-04 Wings.
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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 08:58:09 AM »
I wonder what the lowest number of wins for a Presidents Trophy winner is in the 82 game season era.

Based on my 'extensive' research, looks like it's 48 by the 03-04 Wings.

Fair enough. I know parity is king and everything but the contrast there between the NHL and NBA is still occasionally jarring.
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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 08:59:02 AM »
I wonder what the lowest number of wins for a Presidents Trophy winner is in the 82 game season era.

Based on my 'extensive' research, looks like it's 48 by the 03-04 Wings.

You would be correct: http://www.hockey-reference.com/awards/presidents.html. Lowest points goes to the 96-97 Avs with 107.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 09:11:21 AM »
I don't want to jinx things, but I also don't believe in jinxes, or small sample size coincidences, but since I changed my profile picture to William Nylander on March 17, the Leafs have been 7-1-1 and William Nylander has been 4-6-10.

He hasn't gone more than 3 games without points, and no more than two games without registering a shot on goal.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2017, 09:16:01 AM by herman »

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2017, 10:22:02 AM »
I'd take a point in this one
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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2017, 11:03:07 AM »
I don't want to jinx things, but I also don't believe in jinxes, or small sample size coincidences, but since I changed my profile picture to William Nylander on March 17, the Leafs have been 7-1-1 and William Nylander has been 4-6-10.

He hasn't gone more than 3 games without points, and no more than two games without registering a shot on goal.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2017, 11:07:12 AM »
I'd take a point in this one

Agreed.  Thursday is the big game so I'm already focused on that.  Hopefully the Leafs aren't like-minded.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2017, 11:15:55 AM »
should be a loss but hard to count toronto out..also i feel like washington is pretty close to clinching ..they might not be as sharp.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2017, 11:59:26 AM »

Diggin' for quotes from the nineteen-year-old professional :D
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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2017, 12:05:46 PM »
Philipp Grubauer will be Washington's starter tonight. Not having to face Holtby is good but Grubauer's stats this season have also been fantastic (11-6-2, 2.14 GAA, .924 Sv%).

McElhinney also confirmed for this battle of the backups.

So glad we gave up more shots last night so that Babcock wouldn't be tempted to play Andersen again.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2017, 12:08:18 PM »
I doubt we'll go 4-0 to close the season off, but really at this point there's no team we can't beat on any given night. Best of 7s may prove different, but I feel as good about this game as I did last night's.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2017, 12:21:31 PM »
Go McBackup Go!

Go Leafs Go, Go Bruins Go / Go away Bolts Go! (Just give up and use some netflix and chill, would you?)

Let's secure a spot tonight!
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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2017, 12:48:58 PM »
Even though it's not likely, the fact that the Leafs have a chance to clinch tonight is incredible. What a season!

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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2017, 12:48:58 PM »