[UPDATED YET AGAIN]

[UPDATED BELOW]

Our favorite beat reporters, Tarik El-Bashier (The Washington Post) and Corey Masisak (hired gun), are on the scene in Montreal, confirming what we feared last night: Joe Corvo and Shaone Morrisonn are not practicing with the team today.

I haven’t gotten a clear message on Corvo’s exit, but Shaone took a nasty swipe to his wrist/hand area in the second period and did not return.  Corvo had a goal in game one, and ShaMo had been playing great hockey so far.  Both will be missed.

Will we see John Erskine and Tyler Sloan tomorrow night?  Can anyone in Hershey catch the red-eye up to Canada?  Please?  Pretty please?

RMNB will keep you posted.

(And by that, we mean we’ll just repeat what someone else said and then put a joke in there.)

Update 12:18 pm Corey Masisak has the scoop on Corvo’s absence:

Twitter - Corey Masisak- Corvo said he's fine - wil ..._1271780274609

Looks like the pirate faction of the Washington Capitals will be represented tomorrow night after all!

Update 2:27 pm Via Tarik we learn that Shaone Morrisonn is expected to play tomorrow as well.  Somewhere, John Erskine and Tyler Sloan are weeping.

  • Hittman

    I’d rather see Corvo rest and just double shift Carlson, who is more beast than man.

  • Peter Hassett

    @Hittman

    Hahaha. Please photoshop me the half-Calrson/half-horse hybrid.

  • BobbyG

    Great game tongight by Ovie, Knuble, Varly and Backstrom. It was still iffy after 2 periods, but Varly kept the the Caps in it until they took over in the 3rd period. One of Ovie’s goals was on the PP so that drought is finally over.

    Speaking of Ovie, what’s up with the hard hat covered with numbers that he wore in his post-game comments to the media? He’s a flake for sure, but you gotta love a guy who marches to the beat of his own drummer.

  • Peter Hassett

    @BobbyG,

    That’s the hardhat that the team gives out to the hardest worker after the game. Team tradition.

  • BobbyG

    @Peter Hassett: Thanks for clearing that up. I’ve been following the Caps for some time but wasn’t aware of this team tradition.