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Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway discuss how they would survive a zombie apocalypse

Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway discuss how they would survive a zombie apocalypse

Have you ever wondered what to do in the event of a zombie apocalypse?

Sure you have. 

In this worst-case scenario, it’s important to think about where you would go, what you would eat and what would be your weapon of choice. 

But no worries, if you haven’t thought that far ahead Washington Capitals players Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway have shared some ideas. 

On the latest episode of Between Two Blue Lines podcast, hosted by Zach Guerette, Dowd and Hathaway had some fun explaining how they would survive a zombie apocalypse.  

“I honestly think I would find as many bags of Power up as I could. Power up lasts forever and its high energy which you’re going to need battling zombies,” Hathaway said.

“I’ve always thought about this do you go into the woods and disappear? I mean the zombies necessarily shouldn’t be out there because they seem like they stick in cities,” Dowd chimed in.

“So the first thing I think I’d do is raid a gun store,” Dowd said.

When asked about their weapon of choice, Dowd replied, “Samurai sword, it’s so sharp you can’t run out of bullets.” 

Dowd and Hathaway also discussed The Bachelor. 

When asked which Capitals player would be eliminated first on the Bachelor, Garnet responded, “Lars.” “I would love to see V in that situation ... he would only last an episode.”

Dowd, on the other hand, answered, “Tom would be the guy that stirs the pot & gets people going.”

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How to Watch: Capitals vs. Islanders: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream

How to Watch: Capitals vs. Islanders: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream

Saturday had the chance to be a special night at home for the Washington Capitals. Facing off against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Capitals had a chance to pick up a win against their rivals while Alex Ovechkin sat two goals away from 700.

Instead, everything went wrong. Washington played potentially its worst game of the season, falling 7-2. Ovechkin was also held scoreless. Overall, it was about as bad as things could have gone.

So come Monday, the Capitals will have a chance to right the wrongs against the New York Islanders. With a win, and potentially a little history from Ovechkin, Saturday can be forgotten.

Here's everything you need to know about Capitals-Islanders:

CAPITALS vs. ISLANDERS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders, Game 56 of the 2019-20 NHL Regular Season

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington D.C. 

When: Monday, February 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: The Capitals-Islanders game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder Link)

Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals-Islanders on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and the MyTeams App.

Radio: Caps 24/7 Radio, 106.7 The Fan FM

CAPITALS vs. ISLANDERS TV SCHEDULE

6:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live

6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live

7:00 PM: Capitals vs. Islanders

9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live

10:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live

10:30 PM: D.C. Sports Live

CAPITALS vs. ISLANDERS INJURY REPORT:

Capitals: N/A

Flyers:

D Ryan Pulock, undisclosed, day-to-day

RW Cal Clutterbuck, wrist, indefinitely

D Adam Pelech, Achilles, out for season

CAPITALS vs. ISLANDERS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Alex Ovechkin, LW, Capitals (40-17-57): Until Ovi records his 700th goal, and even after that, he's the guy to watch for Washington. His scoring can happen in an instant too. Take Thursday's win against the Kings as an example, where Ovechkin scored a natural hat trick in about six minutes in the third period. Blink and you could miss history.

Mathew Barzal, C, Islanders (18-26-44): Barzal is an offensive force the leads the Islanders. With the Capitals coming off a poor showing in net on Saturday, the center could get plenty of opportunities to add to his goal total. In addition, Barzal has a knack for getting his teammates involved on the ice and setting up scoring chances for others.

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Alex Ovechkin recreates Nicklas Backstrom's NHL Draft announcement after signing an extension

Alex Ovechkin recreates Nicklas Backstrom's NHL Draft announcement after signing an extension

As happy as Capitals fans must be to know Nicklas Backstrom will likely retire with Washington, it's hard to imagine anyone who's more thrilled than Alex Ovechkin. 

Backstrom agreed to a five-year, $46 million extension that will keep him in DC through the 2024-25 season Tuesday, and the Capitals posted a video recreating Ovechkin announcing Backstrom's draft selection from 2006. 

For reference, Ovechkin was the reigning Calder Trophy winner and No. 1 overall pick in 2005. The Caps took Backstrom with the fourth overall selection in the following draft and had Ovechkin make the announcement. 

Backstrom and Ovechkin are the two most decorated players in the franchise's history. Backstrom is the team's all-time assist leader, Ovechkin is the all-time goals leader and they achieved the ultimate goal together in winning a Stanley Cup in 2018. 

So following Backstrom's extension Tuesday, Ovechkin got to recreate such a pivotal moment in Capitals history. 

"I thought it was awesome," Backstrom said when asked what he thought of the video. "In our careers, we're going to be connected together, so that was just special I think."

The Capitals have sprinted out the best record in the NHL and are once again prime contenders for another cup. 

With Backstrom locked in and the team playing as well as they have been, it's hard to picture a scenario where this group doesn't win a second Stanley Cup before their two franchise pillars hang up their skates for good. 

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