Adversity; Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders

RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals4-0-3Vitek Vanecek2.00 / .941New York Islanders3-3-0Semyon Varlamov3.05 / .919 The Washington Capitals are hoping to build off their success in their 2nd of eight games against the New York Islanders. Despite no Tom Wilson, and losing Nicklas Backstrom and Lars Eller in-game, the Caps have rallied around those key players to take … Continue reading Adversity; Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders

Old Friends, New Rivalries; Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders

RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals3-0-3Vitek Vanecek2.77 / .938New York Islanders3-2-0Semyon Varlamov0.33 / .988Predicted Goaltenders Finally, the Washington Capitals play a New York team that isn’t the Sabres. But it is Barry Trotz and the Islanders, who are 3-2-0 through five games, and have absolutely decimated the Capitals over the last couple years. Washington has just one … Continue reading Old Friends, New Rivalries; Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders

Reverse Retro: Metropolitan Division

Continuing with the NHL's Reverse Retro jersey reveals, today we are going to take a look at the Metropolitan DivisionCarolina Hurricanes: The Carolina Hurricanes are going back to the Hartford Whalers days with this 1979 look. The jersey mirrors what was worn during the 1979-1980 season, however the base colour of this jersey is gray … Continue reading Reverse Retro: Metropolitan Division

Reverse Retro Jerseys Have Been Unveiled

Earlier today, Adidas and the NHL released the "Reverse Retro" jerseys that will be worn by all 31 teams this season. https://twitter.com/adidashockey/status/1328350864164204544 The NHL and adidas Hockey teamed together for the first-ever League wide alternate jersey program called "Reverse Retro". The idea behind the program is for each team to "throwback" to an era that … Continue reading Reverse Retro Jerseys Have Been Unveiled

Lightning Advance to Stanley Cup Final

Tampa looks to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2015 while the Isles look to stay alive in Game 6 tonight. In Game 5, the Isles won 2-1 in double OT. Game 6 Tale of the Tape *Graphic is the property of the NHL, NHL Public Relations, New York Islanders, … Continue reading Lightning Advance to Stanley Cup Final

Tampa One Win Away with 4-1 Victory

Tampa Bay Lightning v. New York IslandersTB Leads 2-1Game 4 Lineups Tampa Bay Lightning Ondrej Palat -- Brayden Point -- Nikita Kucherov Alex Killorn -- Yanni Gourde -- Blake Coleman Barclay Goodrow -- Anthony Cirelli -- Tyler Johnson Pat Maroon -- Cedric Paquette Victor Hedman -- Kevin Shattenkirk Ryan McDonagh -- Zach Bogosian Mikhail Sergachev … Continue reading Tampa One Win Away with 4-1 Victory

Islanders win 5-3, snap Bolts’ six-game win streak

 RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Tampa Bay Lightning10-3-0Andrei Vasilevskiy4.14 / .886New York Islanders12-4-3Semyon Varlamov3.05 / .919 TLDR: Despite a third-period push from Tampa, early goals from New York sets the stage for the Islanders to win their first game of the series, and snap the Bolts six-game win streak. In a potentially tide-changing Game 3, the New York … Continue reading Islanders win 5-3, snap Bolts’ six-game win streak

Kucherov Scores Game Winner, Down Isles 2-1

New York Islanders projected lineup  Anders Lee -- Mathew Barzal -- Jordan Eberle Anthony Beauvillier -- Brock Nelson -- Josh Bailey Andrew Ladd -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- Leo Komarov Matt Martin -- Casey Cizikas -- Cal Clutterbuck Adam Pelech -- Ryan Pulock Devon Toews -- Scott Mayfield Nick Leddy -- Andy Greene Semyon Varlamov Thomas Greiss Scratched: Derick Brassard, Ross Johnston, Otto Koivula,  Tom Kuhnhackl, Michael Dal Colle, Sebastian Aho, Johnny Boychuk, Noah Dobson, Thomas Hickey, Christopher Gibson Unfit to play: None  Tampa Bay Lightning projected … Continue reading Kucherov Scores Game Winner, Down Isles 2-1

Lightning take Game 1, Route Islanders 8-2

Tampa Bay Lightning Lines and Defencive Pairings Ondrej Palat -- Brayden Point -- Nikita KucherovAlex Killorn -- Anthony Cirelli -- Tyler JohnsonBarclay Goodrow -- Yanni Gourde -- Blake Coleman Pat Maroon -- Cedric Paquette -- Victor Hedman -- Kevin ShattenkirkRyan McDonagh -- Erik CernakMikhail Sergachev -- Zach Bogosian/Luke SchennAndrei VasilevskiCurtis McElhinneyScratched: Braydon Coburn, Mathieu Joseph, Alexander Volkov, Scott … Continue reading Lightning take Game 1, Route Islanders 8-2

It’s Not Goodbye…, Caps drop Game 5, Eliminated in First Round for 2nd Straight Year.

Goaltender Record GAA / SV% Washington Capitals Braden Holtby 2-5-1 2.07 / .867 New York Islanders Semyon Varlamov 7-2-0 0.00 / 1.000 TLDR: Capitals drop do-or-die Game 5 by a score of 4-0, and thus have been eliminated by the New York Islanders. For a second consecutive year, Washington failed to advance beyond the first … Continue reading It’s Not Goodbye…, Caps drop Game 5, Eliminated in First Round for 2nd Straight Year.