Hours before John Carlson learned on Jan. 2 that he'd been selected to play in the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center in San Jose on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, CBC, TVAS), the Washington Capitals defenseman downplayed the significance of the moment for him.
T.J. Oshie hopes to return to the Washington Capitals lineup when they host the Detroit Red Wings at Capital One Arena on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBCSWA, NHL.TV) after missing the past 11 games with an upper-body injury.
“It was great catching up with our pal and 2x Stanley Cup Champion Brooks Orpik on today’s @spittinchiclets podcast. He was a great teammate with an incredible work ethic. Best of luck to him on the rest of his journey. Listen to episode 118 here -> https://t.co/oRltEffJ03…”
Considering how long the Stanley Cup celebrations over the summer lasted for the Washington Capitals, it’s a feat in its own right that they’re able to play any hockey at all, let alone win a game or two. Evgeny Kuznetsov in particular has shown that he’s shaken off the championship hangover, leading the team in points and tied for the lead in goals scored. His latest score was a bit of absolute magic.
Well, well, well. What do we have here? Your Washington Capitals are the Stanley Cup Champions. But once that banner goes up into the rafters of Capital One Arena tonight, we’ll have to start calling …