Thursday, November 09, 2006

Caps @ Canes 11-9-2006 Preview

Washington Capitals (6-8; 16 points) @ Carolina Hurricanes (7-9; 17 points):
Caps Game #15, Road Game #9, NHL Game #222

RBC Center, Raleigh, NC. 7:05 pm. Washington TV: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Radio: WTEM 980-AM. Carolina TV: Fox Sportsnet South. Radio: Y102.9 FM. NHL Center Ice: Fox Sportsnet South feed.

Tonight the Caps hit the ice for the first time since their thrilling come-from-behind win over Ottawa on Monday night that gave them back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The Caps are in Carolina facing a Hurricanes team that dropped a 3-2 game on Tuesday night in a gimmick.


What The Natives Are Saying:

(Com)Post. Times. Caps.com. Caps.com does not have the pdf game notes up yet.

Open Source Intelligence:

Raleigh News & Observer: Iron man Ward, game preview. Canes.com.

Neutral Views:

NHL.com AP Wire.

What Do I Expect Tonight?:

The Caps are feeling pretty good about themselves after beating up on a bad Flyers team and taking advantage of a reeling Ottawa team (who blew another lead on the road last night) and are starting to believe more in themselves. The Caps are facing a Canes team that is a lot closer to .500 than the Flyers or Senators are so the Caps newfound confidence will face a test tonight.

From The Ron Webber File:

The Caps have yet to beat a team this season that is over .500. When they defeated the Florida Panthers, the Panthers were 3-3 entering the game. Luckily for the Caps, the Canes are under .500.

Caps Nut Official Washington Hockey.com Predict The Score Contest Entry:

Caps 3
Canes 2
Winner by Zubrus

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