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#35 - 12.28.2011 | New York Rangers @ Washington Capitals | 7:30 PM - VS. (HD)






THE MATCHUP
GAME #35
Dec 28th, 2011



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(22-8-4) _________ (17-15-2)


7:30 PM ET
VERIZON CENTER - WASHINGTON, D.C.
VERSUS (HD) | TSN2 (HD)





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NEWS & NOTES





QUOTES TO NOTE

Obviously, Del Zotto's playing really good, he’s very good offensively. Right now, everything is going for him. That first goal was pretty amazing.
I think, as a team, a lot of players are going right now. That’s what you want, everybody to chip in and do their job.
- Anton Stralman


We feel very comfortable playing at home. We know what we have to do. It doesn’t matter who we play, if it’s a top team or a team that’s struggling a little bit, we just know how we have to play.
Our structure is protecting us when we have tough moments during the game. They kept coming pretty hard but our structure saved us a little bit.
- Henrik Lundqvist


Being number 1 in the standings doesn’t mean anything to me. How many games have we played, 34 games? I don’t care about Boston or anybody else.
We haven’t even gone halfway through the year and I think that’s a key component of our mindset is just to take it a day at a time.
- John Tortorella





WASHINGTON CAPITALS





TEAM STATS / STANDINGS:

GP: 34 | W: 17 | L: 15 | OTL: 2 | Pts: 36 | GF: 100 | GA: 105 | PP%: 17.1 | PK%: 81.3 | FO%: 50.8
G/G: 2.91 | GA/G: 3.03 | HOME: 11-5-1 | AWAY: 6-10-1 | LAST 10: 5-4-1 | STREAK: L1

Division: 3rd | Conference: 11th | League: 23rd



TEAM LEADERS:

Goals: Jason Chimera | 13
Assists: Nicklas Backstrom | 23
Points: Nicklas Backstrom | 35
+/-: Karl Alzner | +11
Hits: Troy Brouwer | 112
Blocks: Roman Hamrlik | 56
PIM: John Erskine | 41
FO%: Nicklas Backstrom | 51.4
TOI/G F: Alex Ovechkin | 19:07
TOI/G D: Dennis Wideman | 23:47



PROJECTED LINES:

Alex Ovechkin (C) | Nicklas Backstrom (A) | Alex Semin
Marcus Johansson | Jeff Halpern | Troy Brouwer
Jason Chimera | Brooks Laich | Joel Ward
Matt Hendricks | Jay Beagle | Mike Knuble (A)

John Erskine | Dmitry Orlov
Dennis Wideman | Roman Hamrlik
John Carlson | Karl Alzner

*Scratches: Jeff Schultz



STARTING GOALIE:


Tomas Vokoun

GPI: 23 | W: 12 | L: 8 | OT: 0 | SV% .907 | GAA: 2.75 | SO: 1


INJURIES / SUSPENSIONS / MISC:

Mathieu Perreault - Out w/ Upper body injury
Mike Green - Out w/ Groin injury
Tom Poti - IR: Groin injury






NEW YORK RANGERS





TEAM STATS / STANDINGS:

GP: 34 | W: 22 | L: 8 | OTL: 4 | Pts: 48 | GF: 102 | GA: 72 | PP%: 15.9 | PK%: 85.4 | FO%: 50.0
G/G: 2.97 | GA/G: 2.03 | HOME: 11-3-2 | AWAY: 11-5-2 | LAST 10: 7-2-1 | STREAK: W5

Division: 1st | Conference: 1st | League: 2nd



TEAM LEADERS:

Goals: Marian Gaborik | 22
Assists: Derek Stepan | 17
Points: Marian Gaborik | 33
+/-: Michael Del Zotto | +25
Hits: Ryan Callahan | 114
Blocks: Dan Girardi | 91
PIM: Brandon Prust | 71
FO%: Brian Boyle | 51.4
TOI/G F: Ryan Callahan | 20:53
TOI/G D: Dan Girardi | 27:29



PROJECTED LINES:

Artem Anisimov | Derek Stepan | Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin | Brad Richards (A) | Ryan Callahan (C)
Brandon Dubinsky | Brian Boyle | John Mitchell
Ruslan Fedotenko | Mike Rupp | Brandon Prust

Ryan McDonagh | Dan Girardi (A)
Michael Del Zotto | Anton Stralman
Jeff Woywitka | Stu Bickel

*Scratches: Avery, Christensen, Erixon



STARTING GOALIE:


Martin Biron

GPI: 9 | W: 7 | L: 1 | OT: 0 | SV% .933 | GAA: 1.84 | SO: 1


INJURIES / SUSPENSIONS / MISC:

Steve Eminger - Out w/ Separated shoulder
Michael Sauer - Out w/ Concussion
Wojtek Wolski - IR: Sports hernia
Marc Staal - IR: Post-Concussion Syndrome







Heads Up: The GDT is a work in progress.



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A win would be great but I'm so happy with this team right now I can't even complain if they lose

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Let's keep it going. We're good enough to put away a struggling team, so homefully we get it done.

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Win tomorrow, dog it in Florida and win the ****ing WC.

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Honestly, outside of the top line absolutely NOTHING about this Washington team scares me. 3 other mediocre lines. A mediocre defense with JOHN FREAKIN ERSKINE on the #1 d pairing? That is just beyond sad.

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730 puck drop and 10 o clock 24/7, thank god for DVR.

Rangers til end, 24/7 til end, then Knicks...what a night!

LETS GO RANGERS

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A win against Washington or Florida will satisfy me. Want both obviously, but if we can go into the WC with 50 points (Holy ****, am I talking about the NY Rangers???), I'll be very happy.

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Keep it going. Caps have only 10 wins in 27 games after that 7-0-0 start. They do play well at home, 1 of the better home records in East. This will be a hard game.

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730 puck drop and 10 o clock 24/7, thank god for DVR.

Rangers til end, 24/7 til end, then Knicks...what a night!

LETS GO RANGERS
This.

Love when the Rangers play at 7-7:30 and then the Knicks at 10.

LGR!

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Want 2/3 of the next 2 games. Philly lost tonight.

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We may come back to the pack with this one tonight, boys. I don't want 'em to, but I think they need some sorta wake up call before the WC..right? I mean, they can't go into Philly with a NINE game winning streak, and be going for 10 in a row..can they???

Ah, **** it..why can't they? LGR!!!!

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We may come back to the pack with this one tonight, boys. I don't want 'em to, but I think they need some sorta wake up call before the WC..right? I mean, they can't go into Philly with a NINE game winning streak, and be going for 10 in a row..can they???

Ah, **** it..why can't they? LGR!!!!
Well it would be 7 going into Philly and 8 coming out if we keep it going so we aren't THAT hot. At least not yet

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Ew, a Versus exclusive game.

Oh well, LGR!

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7:30 start and 24/7 at 10. looks like we're gonna end up missing some of 24/7.

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7:30 start and 24/7 at 10. looks like we're gonna end up missing some of 24/7.
Hopefully it isn't a close game. If either team is up by a few goals near the end of the game I'll be ok with switching to 24/7.

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I rather this be a VS game rather than one of our home games. LGR

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Think I might watch 24/7 first to get pumped up for this one. Would hate to watch this episode (which can only show us winning the past week) after a loss. Hopefully the streak will continue.

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Old/new division rivals. I don't expect the Caps hate to go down soon.

Let's get number 6 and bury them. We've played them well in Washington during the regular season lately.

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We are due to lose and they are due to win. I will be very happy with a win here.

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unlike most i'm a huge fan of the every 4-5 games a year that are versus exclusive. It's nice to hear some different announcers on the call

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