Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Preseason Game #5 Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers

Where: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA

When: September 26, 2007, 7:00 PM

History:
All-Time vs. PHI: 62-90-19-0
Last Season vs. PHI: 4-0-0
Last Meeting: 1/9/07, WAS 6 PHI 2

This Preseason:
WAS Record: 2-1-1
PHI Record: 2-3-0

Probable Line-Ups:
Washington

Forward Line 1: 8 Ovechkin, 25 Kozlov, 43 Fleischmann
Forward Line 2: 28 Semin, 92 Nylander, 19 Backstrom
Forward Line 3: 18 Pettinger, 15 B.Gordon, 17 Clark
Forward Line 4: 87 Brashear, 16 Sutherby, 10 Bradley
Defense Pair 1: 3 Poti, 23 Jurcina
Defense Pair 2: 2 Pothier, 26 Morrisonn
Defense Pair 3: 4 Erskine, 44 Eminger
Goalie: 37 Kolzig
Back-up Goalie: 1 Johnson
Other Forwards: 21 Laich , 27 Clymer, 38 Klepis, 39 Steckel, , 50 Motzko, 56 Bourque
Other Defensemen: 9 Pollock, 52 Green, 55 Schultz, 78 Boumedienne

Philadelphia
Forward Line 1: 12 Gagne, 48 Briere, 22 Knuble
Forward Line 2: 19 Hartnell, 17 Carter, 15 Lupul
Forward Line 3: 9 Upshall, 18 Richards, 24 Kapanen
Forward Line 4: 55 Eager, 20 Umberger, 27 Downie
Defense Pair 1: 44 K. Timonen, 21 Smith
Defense Pair 2: 2 Hatcher, 5 Coburn
Defense Pair 3: 23 Gauthier, 45 Picard
Goalie: 43 Biron
Back-up Goalie: 30 Nittymaki
Other Forwards: 11 Potulny, 14 Ruzicka, 36 Boulerice, 26 Reid, 33 Cote, 34 Kane, 52 Grant, Laliberte, Pisellini, Cabana, Beaulieu, Matsunoto, Tolpeko, Greentree
Other Defensemen: 6 Jones, 28 Kukkonen, 29 Guenin, 38 Jonsson, 32 Grenier, 46 J. Timonen, 77 Parent, Bartulis
Other Goalies: 33 Boucher, 35 Houle, 67 Munroe, Beauchemin, Duchesne

Injuries:
Washington
– 14 Fehr (hip)
Philadelphia
– N/A

Preview:
The Caps won an overtime thriller against Carolina last night at the same time the Flyers lost to Ottawa 4-2. The Caps have 30 active players still in training camp; 2 goalies, 10 defensemen, and 18 forwards. Head Coach Glen Hanlon has made the games the main focus of evaluation this preseason. The Caps have been very competitive with each of the four preseason games being decided by one goal. Between now and September 30, will be crucial for the players on the bubble. The Coach still needs to make at least 7 cuts. It’s getting down to crunch time but all and all the team appears to be much more competitive this season.

Update: See Dump and Chase for the Caps lineup in tonight's game.




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