Canadiens Vs Capitals 1/24/13 Preview


Notes:

  • The Caps swept the 4 game series last year.
  • The Caps PK continues to suck (58.3%). This needs to turn around for the Caps to win games.
  • The Habs defense and goaltending has been sharp this year. Only allowing 1.50 goals a game.
  • “What I showed the guys [from] the first period was zero system, had zero to do with it,” Oates said Wednesday after the team’s optional skate and video session. “It was our execution. If a guy’s wide open and we miss him with a pass, that’s not a system. So some of it, we have to accept responsibility that it’s us.”
  • Braden Holtby is sitting on the bench tonight after two terrible games. Michael Neuvirth finally gets to play his first game in DC since Marco Sturm had a seizure in front of the net and landed on Neuvirth.
  • Ovechkin continues to struggle from the right wing. I think he has a power play goal in him tonight though.
  • Mike Ribeiro has been the man for the Caps so far, 3 points in two games. The guy is pulling his weight.

Fan News: @TheHornGuy returns for his first home game on 2013. Let’s hope he doesn’t leave halfway to “hit the strip club early”.

Prediction:

Caps dominate with goals from Ovechkin, Chimera and Ribeiro to win 3-1. Neuvirth has a solid game with 30+ saves.

 

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