Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Caps vs. Bruins 11-15-2006 Preview

Washington Capitals (8-9; 20 points) vs. Boston Bruins (5-9; 12 points):
Caps Game #18, Home Game #8, NHL Game #260

Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. 7:05 pm. Washington TV: NewsChannel 8. Radio: WTNT 570-AM. Boston TV: NESN. Radio: WBZ 1030-AM. NHL Center Ice: NewsChannel 8 feed.

Tonight the Caps kick off a three games in four nights stretch at home versus the Boston Bruins. The Caps have won four of their last five games including the last two. The Bruins on the other hand have won only twice in their last five games including their most recent game, a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators Saturday night in Boston.

What The Natives Are Saying:

(Com)Post. Times. Caps.com. Caps.com pdf game notes.

Open Source Intelligence:

Boston Globe: Chistov development, Caps Thumbnails (ewwww.....). Boston Herald: Another Chistov article, Bruins at Caps Scouting Report. Bruins.com.

Neutral Views:

NHL.com AP Wire.

What Do I Expect Tonight?:

Last year the Bruins gave the Caps fits as the Caps went 1-3 against them, with the one win coming at the end of the season in overtime in Boston as A.O. collected his 100th point and a pie in the face courtesy of former Captain Jeff Halpern on national cable TV (Click here to relive the memory). Boston was able to do this because the only other teams in the Eastern Conference to hold A.O. to a point or less per game last year were Montreal, Joisey, Ottawa, and Florida. Boston did it with Hal Gill and this year, they have Ottawa's secret weapon from last year, Zdeno Chara. This too is another game I can see going either way tonight, but something gives me a bad feeling about it. Though that probably has more to do with the fact that I'll be able to attend tonight's game.

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

Caps 2
Bruins 3
Winner by Axelsson

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