Capitals Lead Series 2-1
7:00PM - Mellon Arena
Things the Washington Capitals have complained about since losing game three:
McPhee: The number of penalties
Boudreau: The number of penalties
Ovechkin: The number of penalties
A teenager's post on a message board
All of this comes from the same team whose fans brought pacifiers to a game to taunt Crosby.
The Toronto Star: Capitals Winning but Whining
In other news, there will be a hockey game tonight.
The Bruce Boudreau Photoshops continue to roll in.
Tonight's game is huge.
Everyone knows that.
Today is the difference between going back to Washington down 3-1 and going back to Washington with momentum and the series tied at two.
Alexander Semin missed Washington's morning skate.
The Capitals have recalled forward Jay Beagle from the AHL for tonight's game.
Despite this, Ovechkin says that Semin will play tonight.
Semin hasn't skated in two days.
TSN reports that Beagle will play on the fourth line and Michael Nylander will sit.
Sergei Fedorov will play tonight.
The Pens lines will remain the same as in game three, meaning Satan will be in and Sykora will watch from the press box.
It's the first game of a back-to-back.
Of course, Ted Leonsis has already complained about the schedule.
He blamed the Penguins.
Whatever happens tonight will definitely affect tomorrow.
The team that wins tonight will have momentum on their side.
Whatever injuries the players have will be magnified.
Fatigue will be an issue.
So will message sending.
Some people online are already questioning how Simeon Varlamov will respond to the schedule.
The Capitals have some known injuries (Schultz, Fehr, Erskine.)
Both teams likely have players that are hiding injuries of their own.
MAF hasn't stolen a game in a while.
Will he need to tonight?
No word as to whether or not Ovechkin will take the above image as a direct threat and contact local authorities.
If anyone is on Twitter, let's try and get #LetsGoPens trending today.
The Mellon had better be LOUD tonight.
Tonight's game will decide the course of the series.
A Pens loss means the need to win three straight - two in Washington.
A Pens win turns this into a best-of-three.
If that's not enough to get you out of your seat cheering, nothing is.
"Whatever team wins (tonight) is going to go in with big momentum in Game 5, which is good. I like it."
- Max Talbot