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The Narrative: Orpik/Maatta, The Other Cheek and Sid vs. Ovi

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

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1. Brooks Orpik's hit, suspension and potential replacement and Olli Maatta's health (and potential replacement) are front and center today:


2. In the wake of the Caps' physicality through two games, the Pens are priding themselves on their discipline in not getting drawn into that type of game:

You get the point.


3. As silly as it was to bill this series as a battle between two individuals (who play roughly a third of the game)... where have Sid and Ovi been? Sure, they've been doing some things, but those things aren't showing up on the score sheet. Can the Caps win if that doesn't change? Can the Pens?