Monday, December 11, 2006

Caps vs. Penguin Scum 12-11-2006 Preview

Washington Capitals (13-16; 32 points) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (12-16; 29 points):
Caps Game #30, Home Game # 16, NHL Game #441

Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. 7:05 pm. Washington TV: None. Radio: WTNT 570-AM. Pittsburgh TV: None. Radio: WXDX 105.9-FM. U.S. National Cable TV: Versus. Canada National Cable TV: RDS (French)

After beating the Flyers for the second time this year in Philadelphia on Saturday night, tonight the Caps finish up a busy stretch of 4 games in six days by hosting the Penguin scum at the Phone Booth. The Penguin Scum got their third win outside of their division when they defeated the Atlanta Thrashers Saturday night in overtime. That victory snapped a four game losing streak for the Penguin scum.

What The Natives Are Saying:

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

Open Source Intelligence:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Rivalry heats up, that other Russian guy. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Game more meaningful, reunited, Penguin Scum notebook, scouting the Caps. Penguin Scum.com does not have a preview up yet.

Neutral Observers:

NHL.com AP Wire. NHL.com, Tale Of The Tape. One week old Canadian Press article, today's CP Article. ESPNguin

What Do I Expect Tonight?:

Lots and lots of mullets in the stands... The Caps have been enjoying home cooking recently and for the most part have been playing well on home ice. The Penguin scum have cooled off considerably since their hot start and have been benefiting from playing in a weak Atlantic Division. Tonight is the first game this season to carry a ton of hype into the contest for the Caps. The Caps have played some of their best hockey of the season in front of large home crowds that have a lot of energy in the stands. Tonight should be one of those games.

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

Caps 5
Pens 3
Winner by Clark

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