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Rangers Pregame: Scouting the Capitals

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Sure wish the guy on the right was playing tonight
Sure wish the guy on the right was playing tonight

Taking a look at tonight's opponent, the Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals

Head Coach: Bruce Boudreau

2008-09 Record: 50-24-8

Finished: 2nd in Eastern Conference (Lost Conference Semi-Finals to Pittsburgh)

Last Season vs. Rangers:

Stars:


Alex Ovechkin

#8 / Left Wing / Washington Capitals

6-2

233

Sep 17, 1985



Alexander Semin

#28 / Left Wing / Washington Capitals

6-2

208

Mar 03, 1984


Who's In: Mike Knuble, Brendan Morrison

Who's out: Donald Brashear, Sergei Fedorov, Brent Johnson, Viktor Kozlov

Washington Capitals Season Preview from Japers Rink, the SBNation community for the Washington Capitals.

Capitals Notes: (From the Capitals Insider)

  • Tom Poti and John Erskine were, to put it delicately, not so good in Philly. And Coach Bruce Boudreau says only one of the pair (or never-again pair, as the case may be) is willing to admit as much.(Washington Times)
  • Caps' top line is pretty good. (Express, - PDF, p. 16)
  • 8-19-28 the best Caps line EVER?!?! Who knows, but it's probably not the worst. (On Frozen Blog)