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Capitals @ Rangers Game 1 Thread

Jan 14, 2024; New York, New York, USA; Washington Capitals goaltender Charlie Lindgren (79) makes a save against New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Against all odds, the underdogs of underdogs, the Washington Capitals will take the ice in a playoff game today. How did we get here? No one knows, but we’re going to enjoy the ride for however long it lasts – whether that’s a four-and-out situation or a 16-win run to the Cup or somewhere in between. House money, babes. Let’s go.

First, some admin stuff:

  • Who: Capitals @ Rangers
  • Where: Madison Square Garden
  • When: 3:00 p.m.
  • How to Watch: Monumental, ESPN
  • How to Listen: 106.7, Capitals Radio 24/7
  • Know Thy Enemy: Blueshirt Banter

The Caps’ forwards are seemingly healthy, the defense a little more TBD…but both Nick Jensen and Rasmus Sandin were full participants in yesterday’s practice, so we’re practicing positivity and here’s what we think the team will look like to open their first-round series against the Rangers:

Ovechkin – Strome – Wilson
Protas – McMichael – Oshie
Pacioretty – Lapierre – Milano
Malenstyn – Dowd – Aube-Kubel

Fehervary – Carlson
Sandin – Jensen
Alexeyev – van Riemsdyk


Time to kick this postseason off with a bang. Let’s freaking goooooo, babes.

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