Thursday, September 18, 2008

2008 Rookie Game, Capitals vs. Flyers


Where: Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Arlington, VA


When: September 18, 2008


History:

Last Season: Caps Rookies 3 Flyers Rookies 5


Probable Line-Ups:

Washington

Forwards: 36 BOUCHARD, 48 OSALA, 58 LACROIX, 67 TAYLOR, 71 MORIN, 72, DUBUC, 79 BRODA, 81 LEFFLER, 83, BEAGLE, 84, DELLA ROVERE, 85, PERREAULT, 90 PINIZZOTTO, 93, KUGRYSHEV, 94 GUSTAFSSON

Defense: 46 MCNEIL, 47 ALZNER, 49 DOVGAN, 51 SWITZER, 62 COLLINS, 73 GODFREY, 74 CARLSON, 86 MESTREY, 89 SEABROOK

Goalies: 30 NEUVIRTH, 40 VARLAMOV, 70 HOLTBY

Philadelphia

Forwards:61 BEAULIEU, 53 BELLAMY, 51 CABANA, 52 CLACKSON, 27 DOWNIE, 28 GIROUX, 46 KALINSKI, 59 KLOTZ, 57 LALIBERTE, 72 LUKACEVIC, 62 MAROON, 68 MATSUMOTO, 41 NODL, 50 PISELLINI, 36 POWE, 60 RADUNS, 63 RINALDO

Defense: 58 BARTULIS, 66 BOURDON, 71 DESANTIS, 67 HERSLEY, 40 MARSHALL, 77 PARENT, 38 RAMHOLT, 55 RATCHUK, 47 SBISA, 67 ZARB

Goalies: 70 DESERRES, 35 DUCHESNE, 79 TESLAK


Injuries:

Washington – 94 GUSTAFSSON (back)

Philly – Unknown


Preview:

The Caps rookies take on the Flyers rookies for the second consecutive season. The game will be held at the Capitals training complex in Arlington. You can tell the anticipation in the Nation’s Capital for is very high this year as the free tickets for this event are sold out. The big match up in this game will be Caps defensive prospect Karl Alzner vs. Philly’s offensive prospect Claude Giroux. Both are highly regarded and expected to challenge for roster spots with the big clubs. Look for the Caps defense and goalies to stand out in this one.


Joe’s prediction: Caps 4 PHI 2








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