1. Brooks Orpik returns to the Caps' lineup tonight after serving his three-game suspension:
"I could’ve been a part of the losses," Brooks Orpik said. "I don’t know if I would’ve made a difference."— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) May 9, 2016
Caps projected D Pairings heading into Game 6— Chuck Gormley (@ChuckGormleyCSN) May 9, 2016
Why Orpik playing over Schmidt is probably a good idea: pic.twitter.com/6zlS6PR7KC— Zesty Dave News (@BmoreDaveS) May 9, 2016
Brooks Orpik said he expects a great reception from fans in Pittsburgh. (This was sarcasm).— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) May 9, 2016
Oh, and for you fans of "he should be out as long as the guy he hurt is out," it looks like that just might be the case this time:
Considering how Maatta is being used in this practice, he certainly seems like a good candidate to play in Game 6. Out since Game 2.— Dave Molinari (@MolinariPG) May 9, 2016
Orpik on Maatta maybe playing: "I don’t think it makes you feel any better about what happened, but it’s good to see him back on the ice."— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) May 9, 2016
2. Mr. Game Seven must have realized there wouldn't be a Game Seven if he didn't show up a little early:
Caps' Justin Williams lived up to his nickname (kind of) last night against Pittsburgh: https://t.co/BNvYy16rUk— Ava Wallace (@AvaRWallace) May 8, 2016
3. To the surprise of no one, Mike Sullivan is sticking with Matt Murray in goal...
Coach Sullivan on who will be his starting goaltender for Game 6: "Matt Murray".— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) May 9, 2016
... at least to start tonight's Game 6.