Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Game #11 Washington Capitals at Ottawa Senators

Where: Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario

When: November 4, 2008, 7:30 PM

History:
Caps Record on this Date: 8-4-0-0
Caps Game 11 Record: 10-18-5-0
All-Time vs. OTT: 28-26-5-0
All-Time At OTT: 13-15-1-0
Last Season vs. OTT: 4-0-0
Last Meeting: 1/15/08, WAS 4 OTT 2

This Year:
WAS Record: 5-4-1
Standings Points: 11
Division Rank: 2nd
Conference Rank: 9th
Last Game: 11/1/08, WAS 0 BUF 5
Streak: Loss 1

OTT Record: 4-5-2
Standings Points: 10
Division Rank: 5th
Conference Rank: 12th
Last Game: 11/1/08, OTT 2 TAM 3 (OT-SO)
Streak: Loss 1

Probable Line-Ups:
Washington
Forward Line 1: 8 OVECHKIN, 19 BACKSTROM, 25 KOZLOV
Forward Line 2: 21 LAICH, 91 FEDOROV, 28 SEMIN
Forward Line 3: 14 FLEISCHMANN, 92 NYLANDER, 17 CLARK
Forward Line 4: 87 BRASHEAR, 15 GORDON, 10 BRADLEY
Defense Pair 1: 26 MORRISONN, 52 GREEN
Defense Pair 2: 55 SCHULTZ, 3 POTI
Defense Pair 3: 23 JURCINA, 4 ERSKINE
Goalie: 60 THEODORE
Back-up Goalie: 1 JOHNSON

Ottawa
Forward Line 1: 15 HEATLEY, 19 SPEZZA, 11 ALFREDSSON
Forward Line 2: 20 VERMETTE, 22 KELLY, 10 DONOVAN
Forward Line 3: 73 RUUTU, 12 FISHER, 18 WINCHESTER
Forward Line 4: 71 FOLIGNO, 5 SCHUBERT, 25 NEIL
Defense Pair 1: 24 VOLCHENKOV, 4 PHILLIPS
Defense Pair 2: 17 KUBA, 21 SMITH
Defense Pair 3: 45 PICARD, 2 RICHARDSON
Goalie: 31 AULD
Back-up Goalie: 29 GERBER

Injuries:
Washington – 2 POTHIER (concussion) IR, 26 MORRISONN (undisclosed) DTD
Ottawa – none

Caps Milestones:
Victor Kozlov needs 1 point to reach 500 in his career.
Matt Bradley needs 4 points to reach 100 in his career.
Sergei Fedorov needs 1 penalty minutes to reach 800 in his career.
Sergei Fedorov needs 3 shots on goal to reach 3,900 in his career.

Preview:
After an embarrassing effort in Buffalo the team was put though a workout and a half. Head Coach Bruce Boudreau was not very happy with the team’s performance and let them know it. Hopefully the rebuke has the intended effect as the team heads to Ottawa to face the Senators. Good news for the team as Alex Ovechkin has returned from Russia and Shaone Morrisonn’s injury from last game is not as bad as first thought and both should be able play in Ottawa. Look for the Caps to be flying around in Ottawa with a strong forecheck. The defense has to be better and look for Ovechkin to take command of the game in the early going. The Caps went 4-0-0 against Ottawa last season so the Sens will be ready. It should be a physical match up and close on the scoreboard.

Joe’s prediction: Caps 3 OTT 2

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