Upcoming Matchup 5/4: Game 2 vs Penguins

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Monday May 4, 2009 @ 7 PM @ Verizon Center

TV: Versus                                                Radio: WJFK 106.7 FM

Game Preview

5-3 Playoff Record 4-3
2nd Seed 4th
29-9-3 Home v Away (Season) 20-15-6
4-1 Last 5 Games 2-3
20.0% (5th)* Powerplay 10.8% (7th)*
88.9%  (4th)* Penaltykill 84.4% (5th)*
108 Points (Season) 99
22 Goals For 20
13 Goals Against 19

*Ranked by active teams in 2009 Playoffs (Total=8)

Notes:

  • John Erskine is questionable for tonight’s game, and Karl Alzner and Tyler Sloan have been called up in order to get some faster D to handle a fast offense from Pittsburgh–[Capitals Insider]
  • Simeon Varlamov has won his last four contests and leads the league in GAA in the playoffs with 1.29–he is also second behind Jonas Hiller for Save% by only .01%
  • Nicklas Backstrom has 5 points in his last four games–all assists
  • Alexander Semin has a point in all but one game this postseason and is 2nd in the league for postseason points with 10
  • Washington is 3-5 on the powerplay in their last 3 games
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