- Five series got underway last night. In four of them, the road team won.
Mike Babcock: "If I'm not mistaken four road teams won last night, right?"— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) April 13, 2017
@reporterchris And if I'm not mistaken, all Canadian teams also lost last night, right?— Kristin Youn9 (@KristinYoun9) April 13, 2017
2. Might the Capitals be seeing old “friend” Eric Fehr at some point this series? The ex-Cap (and more recently ex-Penguin) has been out since late March with a broken hand and all reports were basically saying his season was done. However...
Eric Fehr joining #Leafs morning skate. Hasn't skated with the team since suffering hand injury in Columbus on March 22— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) April 13, 2017
Babcock says Eric Fehr is getting close to a return.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) April 13, 2017
3. Brett Connolly is back, and that’s great news for the team’s third line - which is also great news for the Caps:
From Jan. 5 to Feb. 9 (18 games), Connelly, Eller + Burakovsky combined for 39 points.— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) April 13, 2017
Connelly: 8 G, 4 A
Eller: 7 G, 5 A
Burky: 7 G, 8 A
And if the last meeting against the Leafs is any indication, this could also be not-so-great news for Toronto:
It all gets going tonight, 7 p.m., Verizon Center.
Let’s do this.