The Washington Capitals (6-4-0) are in town and will face off against the Calgary Flames (6-4-0) tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome. This is the first time the Caps have been to town in 2 years, and they will be looking to get back into the win column, just like the Flames. Both teams lost their last games, and are hungry for a win.
The last time these two teams met was late last season in Washington. The Flames upset the home team 5-3 with five different Flames players scoring. Alex Ovechkin scored two powerplay goals in the loss.
Though Ovechkin was on a cold streak recently (zero goals in 5 games), he put one in the net on Thursday in Minnesota and has still managed to put up 10 points in 5 games. His linemate Alex Semin has scored the same number of goals (5) but is now scoreless in the last 2 games. So look for them both to come out hard tonight.
The Calgary Flames will be looking for some big contributions from Miikka Kiprusoff and their top forwards again. Miikka Kiprusoff will be ready to face an offensively potent Capitals team and he will definitely need to come up wit some big stops tonight. After a so-so performance against Colorado on Friday, the Flames top line will need to tighten up their game if they hope to beat the Capitals. I’m looking to Rene Bourque to add to his total of five goals in the last four games and extend his point streak to five games.
Puck drop is at 8pm and the game is on CBC.
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