1. Penguins netminder Matt Murray has a 6-2-0/1.96/.937 line in the playoffs, including 47-for-49 and 34-for-36 efforts in stealing Pittsburgh a couple of victories this series. You'd think that would earn him a little slack when he has a single off night, as he did in Game 5 Saturday night (statistically, at least, and even then it's a bit of a stretch).
You'd be wrong:
Capitals (@CSNCapitals) May 9, 2016
Would Mike Sullivan really go to Marc-Andre Fleury, who hasn't played since March, for Game 6? It seems unlikely (far more likely, these are just click-baiting headlines and sports radio/chat room fodder, a byproduct of an extra day off between Games 5 and 6). But the question is certainly out there, and it's the Caps' job to keep it there.
Barry Trotz on potential change of goalie by #Penguins for Game 6. "It means we must be doing something right if they’re looking to change."— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) May 8, 2016
2. A goal and an assist later and Alex Ovechkin is good once again. Amazing.
During Bolts/Isles intermission, Mike Milbury said Alex Ovechkin's game vs. Penguins in second round "is the best I've ever seen him play."— Katie Brown (@katiebhockey) May 8, 2016
So maybe we can stop talking about Alex Ovechkin's playoff reputation for a few days https://t.co/ecnFNc2tz3— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) May 8, 2016
More on this developing situation as events warrant.
3. Congrats to former Caps bench boss Bruce Boudreau on finding a new gig so unsurprisingly quickly.
Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) May 8, 2016
Can't wait to watch Minnesota folks embrace Bruce Boudreau. You guys might like him more than Prince.— Nate Ewell (@nateewell) May 9, 2016