Monday, November 30, 2009

Looking Ahead to Tonight's Caps Game Against Fellow SE Division Foe - Carolina Hurricanes

Tonight the Caps travel to Raleigh, NC to take on the Carolina Hurricanes at RBC Arena. The Caps come into the game fighting a plague of injuries through the month of November with a 7-3-3 record for the month. The Hurricanes come into the game fighting a plague of injuries and other issues with a 3-9-2 record for the month.

The biggest challenge for the Caps tonight will be staying disciplined and playing their game, the entire 60 minutes of the game. If the Caps play like they played against Buffalo on last Wednesday or the first period and the last five minutes of the third period and OT against Montreal on Saturday, the Hurricanes and their fans won't be too happy all night long. However this is the NHL and as was noted it's never easy, just last season virtually this same Hurricanes team took a run deep into the playoffs, and they are getting pretty desperate for a win. It would be ill-conceived to take this or any other game lightly. The Caps need to stay focused and on their game plan tonight, if they do, they should have a really good game. If however, they waiver or loose focus Carolina could make them pay for those lapses just as much as Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal or any other team in the league can. Here's to hoping OV, Backstrom, and the rest of the skaters have good nights and whoever gets the nod in goal tonight stays focused and on their game all night long.

Prediction: Caps 6 - Hurricanes 3.


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