The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang is calling the oncoming storm a “paralyzing blizzard,” but I don’t get worried about weather until Nova Scotia’s own Frankie MacDonald cuts a promo about it. With the potential for more than a foot of snow to fall on Monday night, the internet’s best weatherman is warning our region to brace for the worst.
Friday afternoon, longtime Capitals season-ticket holder Pat Sajak invited the Caps’ commentary crew to the Wheel of Fortune set in Culver City, Calfornia.
Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin, and John Walton toured Stage 11 at Sony Pictures Studios. They also hung out with the show’s hosts, Sajak and Vanna White. The voices of the Caps also posted in front of the Wheel of Fortune board where the producers of the show put up the phrases of “Let’s Go Caps” and Craig Laughlin’s signature line of “Hold It Here.”
Sajak has hosted Wheel of Fortune for 36 years and earned three Emmy Awards, a People’s Choice Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The host lives in Severna Park, Maryland, and frequents hockey games at both Verizon Center and Staples Center.
Thursday night, the Washington Capitals lost their second-consecutive game, falling to the San Jose Sharks 4-2. The loss marked the first time in the new calendar year that the Caps have lost two-straight games in regulation. The last time the Caps did so was around the Thanksgiving holiday from November 26 through December 1 (4-2 loss to Leafs, 3-0 loss to Islanders).
Friday afternoon, Head Coach Barry Trotz, in an attempt to jumpstart his team, completely reshuffled the lines.
With a month left in the season, the Eastern Conference-leading Washington Capitals could potentially face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs. The Bolts currently sit four points out of the second wild card spot, but were dealt a big blow on Thursday.
Tampa Bay lost three of their centers, Vladislav Namestnikov, Tyler Johnson, and Cedric Paquette, to lower-body injuries during their game against the Minnesota Wild.
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