Caps @ Panthers 11-6-2009 Wrap Up/ Caps vs. Panthers 11-7-2009 Preview
The Local Yokels:
(Com)Post. Times. Caps.com.
The Neutral Observers:
NHL.com. AP Wire.
The Other Side:
Miami Herald: blown chances, injury return. Panthers.com.
So much for enjoying a nice sunny Saturday outside before the game tonight because of the injuries and a probable suspension (even if Shaone Morrrissonnn wasn't on super duper double secret probation, we all know he'll be suspended for that it anyway) we'll be refreshing Tarik's Blog all day waiting for updates. Fun times!
16 down, 66 to go.
Washington Capitals (9-7; 22 points) vs. Florida Panthers (5-9; 11 points):
Caps Game #17, Home Game #9, NHL Game #232
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., 7:07 pm. Washington TV: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Radio: WFED 1500-AM. Florida TV: Fox Sportsnet Florida. Radio: WAXY 790-AM. NHL Center Ice: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic feed.
Tonight, the Caps return home to start a three game homestand when they wrap up the home portion of a home-and home series with the Florida Panthers. While the Caps ended the Panthers three game winning streak last night, the Panthers have won their last two games on the road and took two of three games in D.C. last season.
What The Natives Are Saying:
NHL.com. AP Wire.
Open Source Intelligence:
Sorry folks, we got nothing...
What Do We Expect Tonight?:
Well folks, pending the verdict on the injuries and how many games Shaone will getting for his boarding major, the total team effort will have to continue tonight. Luckily as we saw last night we don't need all guns blazing to beat a team like the Panthers. Who, if anybody, General Manager George McPhee is able to get onto the roster and under the cap to replace some of the players will also be of note. Hopefully if players like Karl Malden Alzner and John Carlson make their season/NHL debuts tonight, they will inject some energy and enthusiasm into the lineup. Those are things that can be lacking as the schedule creeps further into November.
Caps Nut Official Prediction:
Winner by Weiss
(5-11 on the season with one perfect game)
Editorial Note For The Dozens of Readers of This Blog:
While we strive and make a point to leave our personal lives off of this blog (because not even we care reading about that stuff), we have to say that yesterday was the birthday of our Sainted Mother. She happens to be in town right now for reasons we won't go into but we will take advantage of the opportunity to take her to see what is left of the Caps tonight (and to see if Ted Leonsis stands up the Season Ticket Holders tonight the way he stood up the Caps Fan Club last Sunday). And so because we'll be entertaining our Sainted Mother tonight, there will be no Post-Mortem.