The Islanders and Lightning take center stage at Nassau Coliseum tonight for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Lightning will look to close-out the series while the Islanders will be looking to replicate the Capitals comeback in 2018 and force a Game 7 Tampa. Puck drop tonight is set for just after 8:00 PM ET.
In the meantime, here are your daily links for Wednesday, June 23.
In Case You Missed It
- Olympic Team Projections for Team USA and Washington Capitals Players
- Top 5 Capitals Games of the 2020-21 Season
- 5-Year Development Projections For Capitals Prospects
- NHL insider Frank Seravalli released his Top Trade Candidates list on Wednesday. Evgeny Kuznetsov comes in at No. 3. [Daily Faceoff]
- The Sedin twins have joined the Vancouver Canucks’ front office. [NHL]
- Wes McCauley hasn’t been on the ice this round of playoffs. He’s not returning this round and may be done for the season. [Sportsnet]
- Alleged assaults of Blackhawks players ‘an open secret’: source [TSN]
- Blue Jackets weighing trade options for Seth Jones. [Yardbarker]
- Bruins Patrice Bergeron wins NHL’s Mark Messier Leadership Award [NHL]
- Trading Cards Surge Back as Topps Projects $760M in Sales. [Front Office Sports]
- Capitals ECHL affiliate SC Stingrays slip past Greenville to earn Kelly Cup finals berth. [The Post And Courier]
- Former Washington Capitals “team dog” has a new job. [Northern Virginia Magazine]
- Six-year-old Capitals fan Dylann is recovering from a kidney transplant and was gifted her dream synthetic rink at home thanks to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Warroad Brand. She also received a very special video message from T.J. Oshie. [Capitals]
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 23, 2021
Down On The Farm
Capitals 2020 first round draft pick Hendrix LaPierre was traded from Chicoutimi Sagueneens to Acadia-Bathurst in the QMJHL.
Capitals defensive prospect Martin (Hugo) Has participated in a youth clinic in the Czech Republic this past weekend. He didn’t have a Caps jersey handy, so he decided to don one of his favorite player’s jerseys.
Da Beauty League
Nic Dowd, Nick Jensen and Shane Gersich will participate in this years Da Beauty League action in Minnesota. The annual 4-on-4 summer tournament always includes a number of NHL players and prospects.
The schedule 👀 pic.twitter.com/QsS1ean6B0
— Da Beauty League (@DaBeautyLeague) June 23, 2021
Mixhal Kempny and former Cap Jakub Vrana connected at the France-Portugal game in Budapest, Hungry of Wednesday.
Jenner and Nick Jensen have made it to their sunny vacation spot this week.
Vitek Vanecek and his girlfriend are vacationing in Croatia this week.
Summer camps are in full swing at MedStar Capitals Iceplex.
Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov and his wife Maria have been vacationing in Maldives this past week.
Former Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky and current Colorado Avalanche teammate Sampo Ranta have been partying down in Miami this week.
He and his girlfriend, Johanna Scortea, then made their way to Washington D.C. on Wednesday. The two shared a video of their bike ride to the Washington monument.
That’s all for now.
By Jon Sorensen