Saturday, April 07, 2007

Caps vs. Buffaslugs 4-6-2007 Preview

Washington Capitals (28-53; 70 points; 5th Southeast Division, 14th Eastern Conference, 26th Overall) vs. Buffaslugs (52-28; 111 points, 1st Northeast Division, 1st Eastern Conference, 1st Overall):
Caps Game #82, Home Game #42, NHL Game #1,214

Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. 1:05 pm. Washington TV: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Radio: WTEM 980-AM. Loserville...er...Buffalo TV: MSG Network. Radio: WWGR 550-AM. NHL Center Ice: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic feed.

Today one more time, with feeling, the Caps will hit the ice for the conclusion of a frustrating season looking to surpass last year's point total and match last year's win total. The Caps are taking on a Buffaslugs team who has also won their last two games. Loserville...er...Buffalo is closing out their season with two games on the road as they will be in Philly tomorrow afternoon.

What The Natives Are Saying:

(Com)Post. Times: Alexander Semin a star, disappointing end according to Mr. Sunshine. Caps.com. Caps.com .pdf game notes.

Open Source Intelligence:

Buffalo News: Possible first round opponents, issues with NBC, cautious return.

Neutral Views:

NHL.com AP Wire.

What Do I Expect Today?:

Well the Caps have a chance with a loss to end up with a guaranteed Top 5 pick in the upcoming draft. Something tells me that the Caps are going to need it because the Caps offseason took a big blow yesterday before it even started when Pavel Datsyuk signed an extension with Detroit. Talk about snakebit hockey teams. Anyway, the Caps are only playing for pride and numbers by which people will attempt to gauge their progress. The Buffaslugs on the other hand are playing for the cursed President's Trophy. Loserville...er...Buffalo is looking to win that for the first time in their history. A win today will wrap that up for them. The only real questions for today is who will win the Jaroslav "Yogi" Svejkovsky Award (for best performance against Loserville...er...Buffalo in a meaningless season ending game) and will the Caps employ a style that compel Buffaslug Whiner...er...Owner Tom Golisano to write another letter.

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

Caps 3
Buffaslugs 5
Winner by Drury

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