Friday, November 03, 2006

Caps vs. Thrashers 11-3-2006 Preview

Washington Captials (4-7; 12 points) vs. Atlanta Thrashers (8-6; 19 points):
Caps Game #12, Home Game #5, NHL Game #188.

Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. 7:05 pm. Washington TV: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. WTEM 980-AM. Atlanta TV: Sport South. Radio: The Fan 680-AM. NHL Center Ice: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic feed.

After opening a new practice rink (but not practicing in it yet) and waving Rico Fata, the Caps return home tonight after a four game western road trip tonight to face the Atlanta Thrashers. The Thrashers are coming off of a 5-2 loss at home to the Canes on Wednesday night. The Caps are playing their first game since Monday's 4-2 win in Calgary and are playing the first game on back-to-game nights while opening up another three games in four nights stretch.

What The Natives Are Saying:

(Com)Post. Times. pdf game notes.

Open Source Intelligence:

Atlanta Journal-Constitution. makes you register for their game notes.

Neutral Views: AP Wire.

What Do I Expect Tonight?:

With Atlanta going to the backup goalie and the Caps having a couple of days off, the stars should be aligned for a Caps win tonight. It was reported in the (Com)Post yesterday (no longer available on-line) that Steve Eminger is scheduled to be scratched again tonight. There should not be any jet lag nor rink rust, so the Caps should be able to come out strong tonight against a demoralized Thrashers team.

Caps Nut Official Washington Predict The Score Contest Entry:

Caps 5
Thrashers 2
Winner by Zubrus



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