Sorry for the L.O.P. lately, but I'm still technically under construction!
Jumping right back into it....
After a 7-2 scha-lacking of Brodeur and the Devils last Saturday, the boys are well rested and (hopefully) prepared for the Crapitals tonight at the RBC Center. Washington is playing the role of spoiler with only 9 games left in the regular season. As one of the only Eastern Conference teams already out of playoff contention, they are not to be overlooked, always showing up to play against us and their other SE Division rivals.
So far this season:
Season Series: Carolina, 4-3-0
10/7: Washington 5, Carolina 2 (W: Kolzig; GWG: Ovechkin)
11/9: Carolina 5, Washington 0 (W: Ward; GWG: Cole)
11/17: Carolina 4, Washington 1 (W: Grahame; GWG: Brind'Amour)
1/18: Washington 5, Carolina 2 (W: Kolzig; GWG: Semin)
1/26: Carolina 6, Washington 2 (W: Ward; GWG: Williams)
1/27: Washington 7, Carolina 3 (W: Kolzig; GWG: Fehr)
3/9: Carolina 3, Washington 0 (W: Ward; GWG: Ladd)
(courtesy of Southeast Shootout)
Olie the goalie is back from injury, and will (more than likely) be sharp tonight. Will we see Cam Ward return tonight? John Grahame has played like he deserves the start, however being this close to the playoffs - don't be suprised if Ward-O is in net.
Chad LaRose's performance in NJ hopefully will ignite the rest of the teams inspiration to finish the season strong and at least play well heading into postseason play.
Watch out for:
Alexander Semin is the one Crapital to watch for, he always burns us!
ps - I will be there - let's hope I'm not again the home game bad-luck charm!