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11-03-2003, 07:23 AM
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The Capitals and the Lightning are currently opposites of each other.
The Lightning are undefeated. The Caps the worst record in the NHL.
TB has played 8 games. 6 have been home games. None have been outside the eastern time zone. There have been no back to back games
on their schedule. The teams they have played are a combined 31-36-20-2. 5 of the 8 games have been against teams below .500.

The Capitals have played 11 games. 7 on the road. 3 outside the eastern time zone. 3 sets of back to back games. the teams they have played are a combined 53-42-13-5. Two of the 11 games have been against teams with records under .500 and those two teams were
Anaheim, cup finals, and Minnesota, conference finals.

Out of 30 NHL teams there are 9 teams with a winning record on the road. There are 9 teams with a losing record at home.

In December and January Tampa Bay plays 19 of 31 games on the road.
In Dec, Jan, Feb the Caps have a streak of 26 games where 17 are home games.

My guess is that the Capitals make up a lot of ground in the standings around the first of the year.

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