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With everything locked up and only days to wait until their first round playoff matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Capitals experienced injury scares at the worst time of the season.

First, Jay Beagle went down after blocking a shot with his left ankle during Saturday’s win over St. Louis. Beagle was scratched for Sunday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks, necessitating an emergency recall of Hershey forward Zach Sill. Beagle, however, is set to play Thursday night. Jason Chimera is expected be in the lineup as well after leaving practice for a few minutes the day before because his “mom called.”

But there is one unknown: the status of TJ Oshie.

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Hi, my name is Ian Oland. I’m driving this here Capitals bandwagon. This week, we’ve travelled all over North America. We’ve had great success picking up many new friends, but I must admit my patience is wearing thin. Trebek keeps drinking liquor and challenging everyone to a shirtless bare-knuckle brawl. One of the oxen has died and several of our hockey oddsmakers have typhoid fever.

But no matter. As we press forward on Lord Stanley’s trail, we are scheduled to pick up four fine gentlemen on this here Capitals game day. First are the notorious rabble rousers from the NBCSN channel: Mr. Mike Milbury and Mr. Keith Jones.

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Over the summer, the Washington Capitals let Mike Green walk and the vespa-driving, 30-goal-scoring, Stealth-stick-using defenseman signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings. We said our goodbyes then. We moved on (OR SO WE THOUGHT).

In the second period of Game One, Greener scored his first career NHL playoff goal with a team not named the Washington Capitals. Green blasted a deflected shot past Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop.

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Hi, I’m Ian Oland. I’m the driver of this here Caps bandwagon. The horses are getting tired, as they’ve galloped a long way this week, but we’ve got several more fine humans we need to pick up.

First, and most important of all, we’ve got to go pick up actor Alan Thicke, star of the 80s sitcom Growing Pains. Mr. Seaver filled out one of them fancy brackets and he picked our very favorite hockey team to dispose of the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals. He dedicated his bracket to Ed Snider. Then picked the Capitals to roll through the Flyers in the first round. That’s a man who has much salt in his mouth.

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Hi, I’m Ian Oland. I’m the chauffeur and horse-musher of this very fine Caps bandwagon. I spent all afternoon with my hammer and nails, extending out the cab a few more feet. I heard a few more people would be joining us tonight.

First, we must travel to Secaucus, New Jersey, to pick up former Capital, 2007 Hall of Fame defenseman, and three-time Stanley Cup champion Scott Stevens. The former Conn Smythe Trophy winner currently works for NHL Network as an analyst. He filled out his playoff bracket and picked our Caps to beat the Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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These Are Your Presumptive Caps Playoff Lines

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Tuesday morning’s practice debuted the line combinations and defensive pairings we’re likely to see on Thursday’s game one against the Philadephia Flyers.

You’re going to like ’em.

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Tuesday, EA Sports released their annual playoff simulation. And boy do I have some news: the video game engine predicted the Caps would win the Stanley Cup.


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Saturday night, Alex Ovechkin scored a hat trick against the St. Louis Blues in his final game of the season. The clutch scoars gave the Russian machine his seventh 50-goal season. It also pushed Nicklas Backstrom, who assisted on all three Ovechkin goals, to the 50-assist plateau for the sixth time in his career.

On the plane ride home, Ovechkin posted a selfie of himself and Backy. “50 goals 50 assists !!!not bad!!💪😂,” Ovechkin wrote on Instagram.

An hour later, former Capital Brooks Laich left them a comment that you need to see.

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Hi, my name is Ian Oland. I’m your driver of the Washington Capitals bandwago…

[Gets tapped on shoulder. “Oh, what’s that? You have something to say?”]

Lemme pass the microphone to two-time Peabody award-winner and former HTS Caps commentator Larry King. King, who has been riding in the very back and only promotes his team when it’s convenient for him, has something he’d like to say.

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General Manager Brian MacLellan addressed the media on Wednesday to discuss what lies ahead for the Caps. MacLellan touched on a number of topics, including the decision to sit Braden Holtby in the final game of the season and Jay Beagle’s availability for Game 1.

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