Caps' Wilson will not be suspended for hit to Dumoulin's head

Caps' Wilson will not be suspended for hit to Dumoulin's head

Darren Sullivan
May 2, 2018

They are two of several players to have picked up the offensive part of their games to complement the Capitals' high-end skill players, making Washington a more balanced and unsafe team in many aspects of the game.

Braden Holtby spun around and saw the puck on the goal line.

"Marchand came in with a little bit of a different role, more of antagonistic role, and has developed into one of the top-five players in the game", Jones said.

"The league is a neutral party", Washington coach Barry Trotz said when asked about Wilson's hit before the Capitals flew to Pittsburgh on Monday.

The Capitals won 4-1 Sunday in Game 2 to give the teams a split of the first two games in Washington. The third game of the series will be played Tuesday night. Alex Ovechkin opened the scoring with his seventh goal of the postseason, while Jakub Vrana added his first of the playoffs later in the first period to make it 2-0.

Early in the second period of Game 2, Wilson and Alex Ovechkin collided with Dumoulin, with Wilson making contact with Dumoulin's head. We played a really good game, I think, and they just kind of found a way to get some breaks and score some timely goals.

While Wilson will avoid any supplementary discipline, you can be sure the referees will be keeping an eye out for him when he takes the ice in Game 3. "We learned from that this time around". The Capitals were able to generate pressure on two of their power-plays, converting on one of them.

Pittsburgh star center Evgeni Malkin has missed the first two games of this series with a leg injury and is ruled questionable tonight.

Patrick Vieira flattered to be seen as replacement for Arsene Wenger
If he respects me even 50 per cent of what I respect him we can even be friends in the future. Arsenal host Atletico Madrid as their Europa League campaign reaches the business end.

It is, however, worth noting the Penguins scored their lone goal on a four-on-four. The Capitals received plenty of secondary scoring and other key contributions from their bottom-six forwards against Columbus.

"They look at it".

It makes you wonder: Have the Capitals exposed a weakness in Murray, the only goalie in National Hockey League history to back-stop his team to two Stanley Cup championships as a rookie, the 23-year-old (he turns 24 next month) who's trying to lead his team to a third straight championship, the soft-spoken guy who's already posted two shutouts in these playoffs?

Pekka Rinne faced 50 shots in the Nashville net, and he stopped 46 of them.

He'll need to keep playing at this level if the Capitals want to beat the Penguins.

Prior to the 2018 series, Ovechkin had scored 21.8 percent of the Capitals' goals in the three series against the Penguins and had a point on 47.3 percent of every Washington goal when the two teams met in the post-season. There's more important things going on. "In Game 1, that was tough".

"It's huge, a big difference being 2-0 or 1-1", Rinne said, per Stats/AP (h/t CBS Sports).