Upcoming Matchup 3/21 @ Hurricanes





Saturday March 21, 2009 @ 7PM @ RBC Center

TV: CSN-DC                                         Radio: Listen Live!

45-22-6 Record 38-28-7
3rd Conference Standing 6th
19-13-4 Home v Away 21-13-1
4-1-0 Last 5 Games 2-1-2
24.6% (2nd) Powerplay 17.6% (19th)
79.7% (21st) Penaltykill 79.0% (25th)
96 Points 83
237 Goals For 209
212 Goals Against 209

Capitals Critical Three:



Ovechkin: He’s the man.  Pure and simple.  He is the Washington Capitals, and he makes the players around him better.  He’s first in the NHL with 50 goals and second in points behind Malkin.  He is so clutch scoring almost half of his goals (24) in the 3rd period and OT.  He leads the league in powerplay points with 39.  He has 39 points in 29 games verse the Canes.

Semin: He’s been the most consistant player on the Caps lately. He has 28 points since Feb 1st, and he’s 2nd on the team in goals with 29.  He has 13 points in 4 games against the Canes this year including 2 game winners.

Backstrom: He’s been Ovie’s catalyst all season assisting him 19 times, and has even put in 19 goals of his own this season. He’s tied for second in the NHL in powerplay points with 36, and he’s tied for 10th in points.  He has 13 points in 13 career games verse Carolina.


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