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The Narrative: Couturier, 2-0 and Momentum

Three things we're talking about today when we're talking about the Caps

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1. The loss of Sean Couturier is big (much more on that here):

And while the Flyers are still confident...

... here's the reality:

2. Regardless of who the Flyers have or don't have at their disposal, the Caps will look to hold serve on home ice and take a rare (for them) 2-0 lead in the series. Per, Washington is just 5-15 in Game 2 when holding a 1-0 lead in a best-of-seven series. But if they can grab that 2-0 lead, the Caps would seem to be in great shape:


Of course, the last time the Caps had a 2-0 lead in a playoff series was 2013 against the Rangers, and we all know how that turned out.

3. So the Caps will hope to carry the momentum from Game 1 into... wait, what's that you say, Justin Williams?

Sure enough, the scoreboard at Verizon Center says 0-0 right now. Get that next goal and go from there.