Saturday, February 9, 2008

Game #57 Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers

Where: Verizon Center, Washington, DC

When: February 10, 2008, 1:00 PM

History:
Caps Record on this Date: 5-5-2-0
Caps Game 57 Record: 9-16-6-0
All-Time vs. NYR: 81-74-14-4
Last Season vs. NYR: 1-3-0
Last Meeting: 12/12/07, WAS 5 NYR 4

This Year:
WAS Record: 26-25-5
Standings Points: 57
Division Rank: 2nd
Conference Rank: 10th
Last Game: 2/8/08, WAS 1 CAR 2
Streak: Loss 1

NYR Record: 28-24-6
Standings Points: 62
Division Rank: 4th
Conference Rank: 7th
Last Game: 2/9/2007, NYR 2 PHI 0
Streak: Won 1

Game 1: 10/12/07, WAS 1 NYR 3
Game 2: 11/1/07, WAS 0 NYR 2
Game 3: 12/12/07, WAS 5 NYR 4

Probable Line-Ups:
Washington

Forward Line 1: 8 OVECHKIN, 19 BACKSTROM, 25 KOZLOV
Forward Line 2: 28 SEMIN, 21 LAICH, 43 FLEISCHMANN
Forward Line 3: 53 LAING, 39 STECKEL, 10 BRADLEY
Forward Line 4: 87 BRASHEAR, 15 GORDON, 14 FEHR
Defense Pair 1: 26 MORRISONN, 52 GREEN
Defense Pair 2: 23 JURCINA, 3 POTI
Defense Pair 3: 44 EMINGER, 55 SCHULTZ
Goalie: 37 KOLZIG
Back-up Goalie: 1 JOHNSON

Rangers
Forward Line 1: 16 AVERY, 19 GOMEZ, 68 JAGR
Forward Line 2: 10 DAWES, 17 DUBINSKY, 24 CALLAHAN
Forward Line 3: 82 STRAKA, 23 DRURY, 28 ORR
Forward Line 4: 25 PRUCHA, 15 BETTS, 14 SHANAHAN
Defense Pair 1: 3 ROZSIVAL, 18 STAAL
Defense Pair 2: 51 TYUTIN, 5 GIRARDI
Defense Pair 3: 27 MARA, 34 STRUDWICK
Goalie: 30 LUNDQVIST
Back-up Goalie: 40 VALIQUETTE

Injuries:
Washington – 17 CLARK (groin) DTD, 92 NYLANDER (shoulder) IR, 2 POTHIER (head) IR
Rangers – 81 HOSSA (knee, face) IR, 8 MALIK (back) IR, 14 SHANAHAN (leg) DTD

Caps Milestones:
Olaf Kolzig will play in his 700th career game.
Donald Brashear needs 2 Points to reach 200 for his career
Viktor Kozlov needs 1 assists to reach 300 for his career
Matt Pettinger needs 2 Points to reach 100 for his career

Preview:
The Caps were knocked out of 1st place in the Southeast Division Friday night. They spent Saturday working on the power play that has been very ineffective lately. They have scored only 1 goal with the man advantage in their last 8 games. Look for the Caps to be more direct in their approach and take the puck to the net more. This is a big game for the Caps to keep pace with the other Southeast Division rivals.

Joe’s prediction: Caps 3 NYR 2

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