Monday, October 08, 2007

Caps @ Islanders 10-8-2007 Preview

Washington Capitals (2-0; 4 points) @ New York Islanders (2-0; 4 points):
Caps Game #3, Road game #2, NHL game #36

Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY. 2:07 pm. Washington TV: Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic. Radio: WWWT 1500-AM, 107.7-FM New York TV: Fox SportsNet New York. Radio: WNYG 1140-AM. NHL Center Ice: Fox Sportsnet New York feed.

Today the Caps take on a fellow undefeated hockey team when they travel up to Long Island to face the New York Islanders. The Islanders opened their season with back-to-back wins over the Buffalsugs, the most recent being Saturday night at home.

What The Natives Are Saying:

(Com)Post. Times: Kozlov fitting in, Caps notes. Caps.com .pdf game notes.

Open Source Intelligence:

Newsday.

Neutral Views:

NHL.com AP wire.

What Do I Expect Today?:

The Caps will be without Alexander Semin again today who is still nursing his sprained ankle. The Islanders have gotten off to a good start, defying all prediction of doom and gloom, behind the hot hand of Mike Comrie who has 4 goals and six points in his first two games of his Islanders career. Both teams are wrapping up a three games in four days run to open the season so the pace could be rather sluggish. It looks as if the Caps can shutdown Comrie, they can get off to a 3-0 start.

Caps Nut Official Prediction:

Caps 2
Islanders 3
Winner by Comrie

(1-1 on the season)

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