Friday, November 16, 2007

Game #19 Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning


Where: St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL

When: November 16, 2007, 8:00 PM

History:
Caps Record on this Date: 1-9-1-0
Caps Game 19 Record: 13-17-2-0
All-Time vs. TAM: 43-23-6-4
Last Season vs. TAM: 2-4-2
Last Meeting: 11/10/07, WAS 2 TAM 5

This Year:
WAS Record: 6-11-1
Standings Points: 13
Division Rank: 5th
Conference Rank: Tied 13th
Last Game: 10/15/2007, WAS 1 FLA 2
Streak: Loss 2

TAM Record: 8-8-1
Standings Points: 16
Division Rank: 2nd
Conference Rank: Tied 7th
Last Game: 11/14/2007, TAM 6 CAR 1
Streak: Win 4

Game 1: 10/24/07, WAS 5 TAM 3
Game 2: 11/10/07, WAS 2 TAM 5

Probable Line-Ups:
Washington
Forward Line 1: 8 OVECHKIN, 92 NYLANDER, 17 CLARK
Forward Line 2: 43 FLEISCHMANN, 19 BACKSTROM, 25 KOZLOV
Forward Line 3: 18 PETTINGER, 39 STECKEL, 15 GORDON
Forward Line 4: 87 BRASHEAR, 21 LAICH, 10 BRADLEY
Defense Pair 1: 26 MORRISONN, 23 JURCINA
Defense Pair 2: 2 POTHIER, 55 SCHULTZ
Defense Pair 3: 52 GREEN, 3 POTI
Goalie: 37 KOLZIG
Back-up Goalie: 1 JOHNSON

Tampa
Forward Line 1: 20 PROSPAL, 4 LECAVALIER, 26 ST. LOUIS
Forward Line 2: 17 HLAVAC, 19 RICHARDS, 7 OUELLET
Forward Line 3: 24 KARLSSON, 77 GRATTON, 16 WARD
Forward Line 4: 36 ROY, 34 CRAIG, 74 TARNASKY
Defense Pair 1: 54 RANGER, 71 KUBA
Defense Pair 2: 55 O’BRIEN, 37 LUKOWICH
Defense Pair 3: 39 LUNDIN, 3 JANIK
Goalie: 40 HOLMQVIST
Back-up Goalie: 30 DENIS

Injuries:
Washington – 14 FEHR (hip) IR, SEMIN (ankle) IR
Tampa – 22 BOYLE (wrist) IR, 27 TAYLOR (hip) IR

Caps Milestones:
Alexander Semin needs 4 Points to reach 100 for his career
Chris Clark needs 3 Points to reach 100 with the Capitals
Matt Pettinger needs 5 Points to reach 100 for his career
Brian Pothier needs 6 Points to reach 100 for his career
Tom Poti needs 2 Assists to reach 200 for his career
Michal Nylander needs 6 Goals to reach 200 for his career

Preview:
The Caps can’t score and Tampa is scoring at will. The Caps fell last night to Florida 2-1 and look to rebound tonight against the high flying Lightning. Last Saturday, the Caps had an uninspired 5-3 lose at the hands of this same Tampa team. Lets hope the addition of Chris Clark will jump start their performance. With this team you never know what you are going to get so let’s hope for the best, but I’m planning on the worst.

Joe’s prediction: Caps 2 TAM 6. This might get ugly.

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