Sunday, February 04, 2007

Caps @ Penguin Scum 2-3-2007 Wrap Up/ Caps vs. Islanders 2-4-2007 Preview

The Local Yokels:

(Com)Post. Times.

The Neutral Observers: AP Wire.

The Other Side:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Streak extended, Armstrong out. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Sixth in a row, bandwagon fans. Penguin

Final Thoughts:

The only sliver lining is that the Caps are back at it today and don't have much time to stew on this. 53 down, 29 to go.

Washington Capitals (21-32; 49 points; 5th Southeast Division, 14th Eastern Conference, 26th Overall) vs. New York Islanders (25-27; 56 points; 3rd Atlantic Division, 10th, Eastern Conference, 18th Overall):
Caps Game #54, Home Game #27, NHL Game # 798

Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. 1:05 pm Washington TV: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Radio: WTEM 980-AM. New York TV: Fox Sportsnet New York. Radio: WBBR 1130-AM. NHL Center Ice: Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic feed.

Today the Caps kick off a much needed four game homestand as Brendan Witt and Chris Simon return to the Phone Booth with the New York Islanders. The Caps are looking for their first win in a matinee this season while the Islanders continue to push for the playoffs. New York is three points back of eighth place but they have three games in hand on Carolina. The Islanders have won their last two games including yesterday's 4-2 victory in Montreal and three of their last four.

What The Natives Are Saying: .pdf game notes.

Open Source Intelligence:

New York Post. New York Newsday: Strong finish, Martinek out.

Neutral Views: AP Wire.

What Do I Expect Today?:

Sooner or later, the Caps are going to explode, either in joy as things start bouncing their way, or in frustration as the bounces continue to turn against them. The Caps are 10-4-1 at home and 10-5-2 overall on Super Bowl Sunday. The Islanders are your typical middling Atlantic Division team right now and are somebody that the Caps can beat. Whether or not the bounces go in the Caps favor remains to be seen.

Caps Nut Official Washington Predict The Score Contest Entry:

Caps 2
Islanders 4
Winner by Satan

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