As the Caps and Bruins head into tonight's game at Verizon Center (7PM on Versus Network) the Bruins come into "the Phone Booth" looking to extend a 6 game winning streak, are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and sit in 6th place in the Eastern Conference with 76 points and at least two (2) games in hand on anybody else in the conference. The Bruins are hot right now and all aspects of their game are "clicking". The Caps enter the game 4-4-2 in their last 10 games with 68 points and sit in 11th place in the Conference. The Caps are now second in the Southeast division 5 points in back of Carolina but they also have two games in hand. Tonight's game against the Bruins is one of those "in hand" games as Carolina is off until Wednesday when they play the Atlanta Thrashers in Atlanta. For the Caps to ensure a victory the team that played the New Jersey Devils last Friday needs to be the team that takes the ice at Verizon tonight. The Caps will need to play hard and well as the Bruins are at the beginning of a gruelling portion of their season schedule and will come out gunning.
Often in Washington, DC, Capitals fans bemoan the lack of solid main stream media coverage for their local pucksters. Perhaps DC isn't such a backwater for NHL fans after all, with the Bruins on a six game winning streak, and the Celtics on a stretch run and several local college teams chasing "March Madness", can you guess what the lead sports story in today's Boston Herald is? If you guessed a really inane story about Hank Steinbrenner and the Red Sox - Yankee rivalry you'd be a winner. At least when the Washington Post and Washington Times don't give any space to the Capitals, the writing and the subjects aren't just plain, well, stupid. Hopefully after tonight's nationally televised game on Versus (is that like ESPN 8 - "the Ocho"?) both Boston and Washington's mainstream media will have more to write about than Grapefruit League rumours and drivel. LETS GO CAPS!!!!!!!!!