Friday, October 10, 2008

Pre-Cap: Capitals vs. Blackhawks

Not the best way to start the season boys... not good at all... Well I'm over it and ready to cheer on our boys at Verizon Center!

Time for your pre-Cap!

Washington Capitals (0-1-0 Last game: 7-4 Atl win) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (0-1-0 Last game 4-2 Rangers win)

The story so far...

Two high-octane teams are looking to right some opening night wrongs and, for Washington, the question mark in goal has just gotten bigger.

Key Players

WSH: Alex Ovechkin, Alex Semin, Mike Green, Jose Theodore.

Why? Ovechkin was blanked on opening night, and we all know Alex isn't too happy about that. Alex the lesser (Semin), on the other hand, had a three-point night. Green looked amped to be playing for real and, after an injury scare, punched in 2 goals. Theodore will likely start (to the dismay of some fans) and it's make-or-break time to prove he can be a #1 goalie.

CHI: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Brian Campbell

Why? Imagine having the Calder winner and second runnerup on one team? That's what the Blackhawks have in Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Also free-agent acquisition Brian Campbell will look to bounce back after the B'Hawks were beaten Friday.

Don't Toews Me Bro!

In one game played against the Caps, Toews has scored 1 goal. Counterpart Patrick Kane has recorded 1 assist. Okay, it's nothing special, but the headline was just too darn clever to pass up.

The Older Russian Machine

Sergei Fedorov has scored more points against the Blackhawks than any other team in his NHL career. (34-56-90)

Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast

The Verizon Center might consider changing the name of two popular food items this weekend as ex-Capital Cristobal Huet is not projected to start in net against his former team.


English rockers Def Leppard opened the NHL season with a mini-concert on Thursday; they also got to "handle" the Stanley Cup.

Leave it to soccer fans to disgrace the Stanley Cup...

Bruce Boudreau is now a meme

If you're one of the degenerates who browse 4chan, you may know a thing or two about "dramatic-look prairie dog."

Well here is the all-new Boudreau version of the meme, ripped from his recent ad.

Wes Johnson, arena announcer and video game star?

Capitals events announcer Wes Johnson will be appearing in the blockbuster video game Fallout 3 this October. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic Washington, D.C., that was destroyed by nukes. This is not the first game he has been a part of: Johnson also appeared in The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. Here's a taste of his vocal talents as the Capitals tour his "crib."

Caps game related? Not really. Cool? Hell yes!

Let's GO CAPS!


  1. Funny Caps crib!

    Hey, I want to see Huet in goal Saturday night, and there's one way to get him there if the B'Hawks don't start him: Unleash the Fury!

  2. nice write up! hopefully the Caps put up a better effort than they did yesterday.


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