Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Caps vs. Thrashers 11-22-2006 Preview

Washington Capitals (8-12; 22 points) vs. Atlanta Thrashers (12-10; 27 points):
Caps Game #21, Home Game #10, NHL Game #310

Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. 7:05 pm. Washington TV: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Radio: WTNT 570-AM. Atlanta TV: Sport South. Radio: The Fan 680-AM. NHL Center Ice: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic feed.

Tonight the Caps return to action with a three game losing streak kicking off another three games in four night stretch by playing their annual Thanksgiving eve home game against the Thrashers. The Thrashers are on a four game losing streak of their own which has dropped them into a tie with the Carolina Hurricanes for first place in the Southeast Division.

What The Natives Are Saying:

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

Open Source Intelligence:

Atlanta Journal & Constitution: No controversy, unbalanced. Thrashers.com.

Neutral Views:

NHL.com AP Wire.

What Do I Expect Tonight?:

This is the fourth of eight meetings between the Caps and the Thrashers this year. All three previous games ended with the same result, Atlanta 4, Washington 3. Both teams are struggling right now and one is going to have their losing streak come to an end. The Caps are getting most of their walking wounded back for tonight's game while Atlanta is dealing once again with goaltending issues. The last time these two teams met I came to the conclusion that the Thrashers were simply the better hockey team. The Caps will need to come up with a great performance tonight to get the win.

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

Caps 3
Thrashers 4
Winner by Sim (who am I to go against the grain?)

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