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Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« on: April 17, 2017, 08:32:20 AM »
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55-19-8, 118 points | 40-27-15, 95 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-Marincin
Rielly-Carrick
Hunwick-Marchenko

Andersen

Scratches

Paul Carey
Nate Schmidt
Taylor Chorney

      
Ben Smith
Nikita Soshnikov
Josh Leivo
Roman Polak
Nikita Zaitsev

Game Notes

WSH
•Braden Holtby will start for the Capitals
•Trotz has talked about maybe tinkering his lines and d-pairings for this game after only getting a split in Washington

TOR
•Frederik Andersen will start for the Leafs
•Obviously, the big thing to watch out for this morning will be the status of Nikita Zaitsev. He skated yesterday and announced to the twitter world in a since-deleted tweet that he would be returning soon
•If Zaitsev can't go, the Leafs would need to use Alexei Marchenko. Please god be well Zaitsev

Injuries

                                                                   
      
•Nathan Horton - Back - Out indefinitely
•Joffrey Lupul - ¯\_(?)_/¯ - Out indefinitely
•Stephane Robidas - Old - Out indefinitely
•Eric Fehr - Hand - Out indefinitely
•Roman Polak - Knee - Out indefinitely
•Nikita Soshnikov - Undisclosed - Day to day
•Josh Leivo - Undisclosed - Day to day
•Nikita Zaitsev - Upper Body - Possible Monday

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 10:27:14 AM »
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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 10:32:27 AM »

Getting Zaitsev back would be a big boost but I hope for his sake and ours, assuming he was concussed, that he's not trying to rush back. If he's still going to sign for 7 years I'd rather have him take it easy and return 100%.
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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 10:41:45 AM »
Lets go for the W. Please, no Triple OT.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 11:18:54 AM »

Getting Zaitsev back would be a big boost but I hope for his sake and ours, assuming he was concussed, that he's not trying to rush back. If he's still going to sign for 7 years I'd rather have him take it easy and return 100%.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 11:34:38 AM »
Gardiner-Zaitsev
Hunwick-Rielly
Marincin-Carrick

That certainly looks a heck of a lot better than above. Although like Nik says hopefully he isn't being rushed back. I know it's easy to say "well he wouldn't be playing if he wasn't cleared" but there's just way too many examples of concussions being mishandled to not have some scepticism when this type of situation arises.

Also, I hope they keep Rielly on the powerplay.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 11:56:16 AM »

Getting Zaitsev back would be a big boost but I hope for his sake and ours, assuming he was concussed, that he's not trying to rush back. If he's still going to sign for 7 years I'd rather have him take it easy and return 100%.

Perhaps it has all been lip service but Babcock has gone out of his way on multiple occasions to say injury stuff is out of his hands completely.  They've definitely been projecting a kind of separation from church and state on this issue. 

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 11:59:01 AM »
Perhaps it has all been lip service but Babcock has gone out of his way on multiple occasions to say injury stuff is out of his hands completely.  They've definitely been projecting a kind of separation from church and state on this issue.

Sure but I didn't say "I hope he isn't being rushed back" but rather "I hope...he's not trying to rush back". A lot of times when guys come back too soon, to their credit, it's because they're trying to get back and they really want to be out there.
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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 11:59:26 AM »
Polak was battling Ovechkin pretty hard whenever he got the chance before he went down. Nobody else on D has the mutton to do that so we'll have to outwit the fiend using our superior intelligence.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 12:08:44 PM »
Polak was battling Ovechkin pretty hard whenever he got the chance before he went down. Nobody else on D has the mutton to do that so we'll have to outwit the fiend using our superior intelligence.

I think maybe Hunwick is the only other guy that can effectively play that grinding game...maybe he gets the Ovechkin assignment now.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2017, 12:24:19 PM »
Ovechkin is left wing, so likely it'll be Zaitsev that draws that match (national team familiarity too). Zaitsev is no slouch in the toughness department; he's just more subtle about it.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2017, 12:57:22 PM »
Ovechkin is left wing, so likely it'll be Zaitsev that draws that match (national team familiarity too). Zaitsev is no slouch in the toughness department; he's just more subtle about it.

I agree, except Zaitsev's coming off a head injury.  And I know OV plays Polak's side, I just think maybe they move Hunwick over given the circumstances.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2017, 01:08:16 PM »
Ovechkin is left wing, so likely it'll be Zaitsev that draws that match (national team familiarity too). Zaitsev is no slouch in the toughness department; he's just more subtle about it.

I agree, except Zaitsev's coming off a head injury.  And I know OV plays Polak's side, I just think maybe they move Hunwick over given the circumstances.

Rielly or Marincin still strike me as better right side options than Hunwick (mobility). 

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2017, 01:29:03 PM »
Ovechkin is left wing, so likely it'll be Zaitsev that draws that match (national team familiarity too). Zaitsev is no slouch in the toughness department; he's just more subtle about it.





I agree, except Zaitsev's coming off a head injury.  And I know OV plays Polak's side, I just think maybe they move Hunwick over given the circumstances.

Rielly or Marincin still strike me as better right side options than Hunwick (mobility).





pick pick pick..... It just don't matter..... We are hot and going to get hotter. The coach will do whats right, thats why he is the best in the game. I am just soooo hyped we got Zaltsev back. Lets kick some caps butt. Go Leafs Go.
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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2017, 01:44:24 PM »
Ovechkin is left wing, so likely it'll be Zaitsev that draws that match (national team familiarity too). Zaitsev is no slouch in the toughness department; he's just more subtle about it.





I agree, except Zaitsev's coming off a head injury.  And I know OV plays Polak's side, I just think maybe they move Hunwick over given the circumstances.

Rielly or Marincin still strike me as better right side options than Hunwick (mobility).





pick pick pick..... It just don't matter we are hot and going to get hotter. The coach will do whats right, thats why he is the best in the game. I am just soooo hyped we got Zaltsev back. Lets kick so caps butt. Go Leafs Go.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 17th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2017, 01:44:24 PM »