Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Caps vs. Bruins 2-6-2007 Preview

Washington Capitals (22-32; 51 points; 4th Southeast Division, 12th Eastern Conference, 22nd Overall) vs. Boston Bruins (23-28; 50 points, 5th Northeast Division, 13th Eastern Conference, 23rd Overall):
Caps Game #55, Home Game #27, NHL Game #798

Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. 7:05 pm. Washington TV: NewsChannel 8. Radio: WTEM 980-AM. Boston TV: NESN. Radio: WBZ 1030-AM. NHL Center Ice: NESN feed.

Tonight the struggling Caps face the struggling Boston Bruins. The Bruins have only two wins in their last eight games (one of those wins was in a gimmick against the Penguin Scum) and Saturday's win in Carolina snapped a 5 game losing streak. That was Boston's first win on the road in 2007. While the Caps have been in a slide, they've won five of their last six games at the Phone Booth.

What The Natives Are Saying:

(Com)Post. Times: Ticket sales increasing, Eric Fehr getting in shape. Caps.com. Caps.com pdf game notes.

Open Source Intelligence:

Boston Globe: Kick starting the offense, Caps thumbnails. (eww...) Boston Herald: Getting a chance, minors issue. Bruins.com.

Neutral Views:

NHL.com AP Wire.

What Do I Expect Tonight?:

The Caps aren't going to get a better chance than these next two games to get things going in the right direction. Boston is in free fall right now and hasn't won a road game since beating the Blackhawks on December 29th. Of course, the Caps right now have been the tonic for teams that are struggling. The Caps will have to continue to come out playing hard in order to get a win tonight and an early goal or two won't hurt them either.

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

Caps 3
Bruins 2
Winner by Zubrus

Editorial Note For The Readers Of The Blog:

Due to work commitments, I will not be attending or watching tonight's game, so there will not be a post-mortem tonight. I am recording the game so please do post the score and ruin the surprise for me...

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