Photo: The Gormster
We knew the first round was going to be tough as soon as the Caps drew the New York Islanders. They’re a good possession team who kept the Caps hemmed in during the regular season, even if the Caps managed to win most of those games. But I don’t know if we expected the utter 5v5 domination we’ve seen in games one and three. The Isles have just owned the darn puck during evens. There are only three paths to victory tonight:
- PDO is magic: Holbest and Halak leaves the gate ooooopen
- The spirit of game two: the Caps must have drank their kale smoothies before that one
- Special teams are special: It’s time for the best power-play team in the league to show it.
I wanna see all three and bring a certain Enrique video into the postseason.
Islanders lead the series 2-1. The game is on CSN at 7:30 PM.
|Team||Record||Possession||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|New York Islanders||47-28-7||53.5%||99.1||18.7%||78.0%|