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Kraken Game 17 GAMETHREAD: vs. Washington!

Washington State takes a visit to the Washington District.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Washington Capitals Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

This is a matchup the Kraken are probably trying to avoid a bad L to, not that it's been an easy road for Seattle to take: the Caps are GOOD.

Kuznetsov still cooking, their depth coming in clutch. Goaltending has at least stabilized a bit...and Alex Ovechkin. Old man Ovi. Still a total nightmare around the circles. Probably the best goalscorer of his generation.

In short, this could get rough in a hurry if the Kraken don't come out strong.

Lines for the Kraken (projected)

Forwards

Jordan Eberle — Alex Wennberg — Marcus Johansson

Jaden Schwartz — Yanni Gourde — Calle Jarnkrok

Brandon Tanev — Jared McCann — Joonas Donskoi

Colin Blackwell — Morgan Geekie — Ryan Donato

Defense Pairings

Mark Giordano — Jamie Oleksiak

Jeremy Lauzon — Adam Larsson

Carson Soucy — Vince Dunn

Goaltenders

Philipp Grubauer

Chris Driedger

Caps lines (projected)

Forwards

Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson

Axel Jonsson-Fjallby — Connor McMichael — T.J. Oshie

Conor Sheary — Aliaksei Protas — Daniel Sprong

Carl Hagelin — Nic Dowd — Garnet Hathaway

Defense Pairings

Martin Fehervary — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen

Trevor van Riemsdyk — Justin Schultz

Goaltenders

Vitek Vanecek

Ilya Samsonov


Question of the thread!: Ever been to DC?