Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Game #23 Preview: Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes



Where: RBC Center, Raleigh, NC

When:  November 24, 2010 7:00 PM

History:           
Caps Record on this Date: 4-10-2-0
Caps Game 23 Record: 12-15-6-2
All-Time vs. CAR: 37-23-7-5
All-Time at CAR: 16-12-5-4
Last Season vs. CAR: 3-1-2
Last Meeting: 10/27/10, WAS 3 CAR 0

This Year:
WAS Record: 14-6-2
Standings Points: 30
Division Rank: 1st
Conference Rank: 2nd      
Last Game: 11/22/10, WAS 0 NJ 5
Streak: Loss 3

CAR Record: 9-9-2
Standings Points: 20
Division Rank: 4th
Conference Rank: 10th    
Last Game: 11/20/10, CAR 1 NAS 2 (OT-SO)
Streak: Loss 2

Probable Line-Ups:     
Washington
Forward Line 1: 8 OVECHKIN, 19 BACKSTROM, 28 SEMIN
Forward Line 2: 14 FLEISCHMANN, 21 LAICH, 16 FEHR
Forward Line 3: 25 CHIMERA, 90 JOHANSSON,10 BRADLEY
Forward Line 4: 26 HENDRICKS, 39 STECKEL, 15 GORDON
Defense Pair 1: 55 SCHULTZ, 52 GREEN
Defense Pair 2: 27 ALZNER, 74 CARLSON
Defense Pair 3: 4 ERSKINE, 89 SLOAN
Goalie: 1 VARLAMOV
Back-up Goalie: 70 HOLTBY

Carolina
Forward Line 1: 14 SAMSONOV, 12 STAAL, 59 LAROSE
Forward Line 2: 36 JOKINEN, 16 SUTTER, 39 DWYER
Forward Line 3: 53 SKINNER, 15 RUUTU, 26 COLE
Forward Line 4: O’SULLIVAN, 18 MATSUMOTO, 19 TLUSTY
Defense Pair 1: 6 GLEASON, 77 CORVO
Defense Pair 2: 25 PITKANEN, 7 WHITE
Defense Pair 3: 4 MCBAIN, 44 HARRISON
Goalie: 30 WARD
Back-up Goalie: 60 PETERS

Injuries:
Washington – 30 NEUVIRTH (leg) DTD, 3 POTI (lower body) IR, 22 KNUBLE (jaw) IR

CAR – None

Caps Milestones:
Eric Fehr will play in career game #200 tonight.
Jason Chimera needs 1 point to reach 200 in his career.

Preview:

With three losses in a row, Washington heads to Raleigh to face Southeast Division rival Carolina. The Caps have been terrible on the road this with a 5-4-1 record while they are 10-1-1 at home. The Capitals inconsistent play and porous defense has led to 14 goals against in the last three games. The team will look to get back to basics on the road tonight. Watch for the team to get back to the systems that made Washington the highest goal scoring team in the league last season. I think the Caps will pull out a victory tonight but it will be much tighter than you would normally think.  

Joe’s prediction: Caps 3 CAR 2



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