Friday, March 16, 2007

Caps @ Bruins 3-15-2007 Wrap Up/ Caps vs. Maple Leafs 3-16-2007 Preview

The Local Yokels:


The Neutral Observers:

NHL AP Wire.

The Other Side:

Boston Globe: Another gimmick win, moving moment. Boston Herald: Vital gimmick win, potential goal scorer, slow starting.

Final Thoughts:

71 down, 11 mercifully left to go.

Washington Capitals (24-47; 61 points; 5th Southeast Division, 14th Eastern Conference, 27th Overall) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (34-36; 77 points; 3rd Northeast Division, 9th Eastern Conference, 17th Overall):
Caps Game #72, Home Game #37, NHL Game #1,063

Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. 7:05 pm. Washington TV: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Radio: WTNT 570-AM. Toronto TV: LEAFS TV. Radio: CFMJ 640-AM. NHL Center Ice: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic feed.

Tonight Caps attempt to break their losing streak against the pushovers from Toronto. The Maple Leafs shutout the Caps 3-0 on their home ice last Tuesday night and have won two of the three games since then and have only lost twice in five games since Cam Janssen knocked out Tomas Kaberle.

What The Natives Are Saying: .pdf game notes.

Open Source Intelligence:

Toronto Globe and Mail: More injuries, Kaberle still out. Toronto Star: Chance at history, Kaberle optimism, preview. Toronto Sun: Tucker no fool, Peca's experience at losing in the playoffs, Kaberle skates.

Neutral Views: AP Wire.

What Do I Expect Tonight?:

Can the Caps lose all of their remaining games? It certainly seems that way but there are too many games left in this season and the law of averages says that they won't. At some point in time, pride has to take over and total team effort to end the losing streak will emerge. Toronto has been off since Tuesday night's 3-2 win over the Ning in Toronto and they have were waiting in D.C. last night while the Caps were in Boston. A Caps win in regulation tonight will greatly assist the Hurricanes who currently hold the 8th and final playoff in the east by one point over Toronto. However, the Leafs have two games in hand on Carolina.

Caps Nut Official Washington Predict The Score Contest Entry:

Caps 3
Leafs 5
Winner by Tucker

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