Capitals vs Canadians. 7:30pm. Bell Centre. 1.18.2012
Time: 7:30 pm
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Radio: 1500AM, 820AM, XM and Caps Radio Network
Pre-Game: Pre-Cap Podcast at 2 p.m., Two-Man Advantage at 3 p.m., John Walton’s one-on-one audio with Dale Hunter at 3 p.m., all on washingtoncaps.com.
Washington Capitals (24-18-2)
Montreal Canadiens (17-20-8)
The Capitals finish up their first set of back-to-back contests of calendar 2012 on Wednesday night in Montreal when they meet the Canadiens for the first time this season. The game against the Habs starts a three-game tour for the Caps, their last road journey before the NHL’s All-Star break.
Washington had a chance to take a four-game winning streak on the road to Montreal, but it laid an egg on home ice against the New York Islanders on Tuesday. New York scored once in each period – tallying twice on the power play – to hand Washington its first whitewash setback of the season, 3-0. The defeat ended a three-game winning streak and a seven-game winning run on home ice.
Tex I think you missed your calling as a prosecutor asking all these questions.
The sissies are those that are afraid to lean on Bourque tonight. Afraid to help a teammate confronting him. Afraid to touch him. I would like to see a 3rd man in if Erskine is behind in the GUARANTEED fight tonight. At minimum, everyone better have everyone's back in any confrontation with bounty boy bourque tonight. No excuses.
It starts with the first time he touches someone. Screw the stupid puck. Everyone skate over. Old school. Make Nick feel a little better about this. And maybe Dale will be happy to see his team coming together at the same time.
dale stoking the revenge fires, “It’s one of those things, if you’re battling for the playoffs and take a bad penalty, it’s going to cost your team,” said Hunter, who ranks second all-time in penalty minutes with 3,565. “It’s one of those things where you have to think about the team first.”