Welcome to the weekend, Caps Nation. The Lightning took Game 7 against Barry Trotz and the New York Islanders last night to setup a Canadiens-Lightning final for the Stanley Cup. Game 1 is scheduled for Monday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, with puck drop set for just after 8:00 PM ET. In the meantime, here’s the latest news and notes from the Capitals and the hockey world.
In Case You Missed It
- Michal Kempny Helps In Relief Efforts After Tornado Rips Through Hometown in Czech Republic
- A Look at Nick Jensen’s Performance in 2021
- Mock Expansion Draft 4.0 – The Picture Is Getting Clearer In Seattle
- Two Bonuses Cost Capitals just shy of $500,000 in salary cap space
- Montreal Police Use Tear Gas To Disperse Celebratory Habs Fans
- Axel Jonsson-Fjallby is on the Cusp
- Seattle Kraken name Dave Hakstol first head coach in franchise history.
- Rankings For The Washington Capitals Top-25 Prospects
Annual Capitals Prospect Reviews and Forecasts
Philipp Grubauer about season, playoffs, new contract and possible Vezina [NHL.com]
- Wild Held Initial Trade Talks With Sabres About Eichel [The Score]
- NHL’s Top 15 RFA’s Of 2021: Latest Rumors and Reports. [Sportsnet]
- Agent Jeff Jackson sounds off on NHL, Chris Lee’s officiating [TSN]
- Islanders give ‘The Coli’ one to remember with comeback OT thriller [Sportsnet]
- NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2021 schedule, TV info [NBC Sports]
- Montreal Canadiens open at +225 underdogs in Vegas odds for Cup final. [Vegas Insider]
Plays Of The Week
From Social Media
Alex Ovechkin and his posse continue to vacation at the Titanic Mardan Palace in Turkey.
Ovechkin ran into yet another selfie seeker while on vacation in Turkey on Thursday.
Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny posted a scary video from his hometown in the Czech Republic. Prayers to all of his family.
Kempny and friends jumped in a pickup truck and head to the disaster area to begin helping with the cleanup.
Brooks Laich officially announced his retirement from hockey on Friday with a post to his Instagram page.
Former Capitals defenseman John Erskine made a rare post to his Instagram page on Friday.
The Jensen’s are wrapping up their vacation in Turks And Caicos
Congratulations to Aliaksei Protas and girlfriend Tanya Zavadich who tied the knot this weekend.
By Jon Sorensen