Monday, October 27, 2008

Pre-Cap: Capitals vs Predators

"What do you mean we don't have Ovie!"

Anyway, it's time FOOOR your prrreeEEEEEEE-cccaAAAAapppp!

:end Steve Kolbe voice:

Washington Capitals (4-3-1, Last game 6-5 OTW over Dallas)
Nashville Predators (4-4, Last game 5-4 W over Los Angeles)

The story so far...
If I told you that Tomas Fleischmann would be tied with Ovechkin in points at the end of October, you'd probably commit me to a mental institution. But thanks to Flash's two goals, the Capitals prevailed over the Stars and now the Ovie-less team takes on the Preds.

Key Players
WSH: Tomas Fleischmann, Alex Semin, Brooks Laich
NSH: J.P. Dumont, Jason Arnott, Martin Erat, Jordin Tootoo (he he he)

Where can I listen to the game?
Thanks to Versus' silly exclusive game, the Capitals will not be on TV. Fear not, you can join Steve Kolbe online for an evening of erratic pitch changes and screaming over tape-to-tape passes. Just click here! For those driving around, the station number is 1500 AM.

Thoughts and prayers with the Ovechkins
Tonight, Ovechkin will end a 203-games-played streak to be at his grandfather's side. His grandfather helped raise him as a young boy and is a veteran of WWII. According to Tarik, Ovechkin could be out against the Sabres on Saturday as well.

Heeeeeeeeereeeeee's Johnny!
Okay, it's a bit early for a Halloween gag, but Johnson's record against the Predators is no joke. At 5-2-1 with a 1.60 GAA, you can't help but feel good about Johnson between the pipes. Especially after the way he dueled with Marty Brodeur last Saturday.

That Fedorov, he's so hot right now!
Riding a two-game point streak, the newly crowned Russian goal scoring champ is no slouch when playing the Predators. With 14 goals and 24 assists in 48 games, Fedorov seems to have the Predators figured out.

That just happened
If you think that the Caps have had some fluky goals scored against them, just take a look at this goal Predators goalie Dan Ellis wants back...

All aboard the TooToo train!
Next on the list of annoying agitators the Capitals face is Jordin Tootoo. Seems like a nice guy, until you make fun of his name. Did I mention he is the first Inuit in the NHL?

*Facepalm* Sarah Palin injures goalie, plans sabotage of Hershey Bears
Throw away your political bias for one moment to enjoy this not-so-great moment in sports: St. Louis Blues goalie Manny Legace injures himself on the carpet that was laid out for vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin.

Now it seems that the Hershey Bears will be changing the start time of their next home game thanks to a campaign stop from Mrs. Palin. Did we mention that the Flyers were the last team in the NHL to win a game after Palin dropped the puck in Philly?


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