First "bell weather" game of the season. It's a team the Caps have feelings for, at home, on national TV.
So, if they come out and lay and egg (effort wise), then it becomes further obvious that changes need to be made. I'm not so concerned about a loss, as the Rags are a lot better than their record indicates, and will be hungry for a win as well.
So, I expect a close, low scoring game. 3-2. Hopefully the Caps in the right side of things.