Saturday, October 15, 2011

GDP #5: Capital Battle @ Washington

Alexander Ovechkin and Michelle Obama
The Sens are in Washington, DC tonight, trying to avenge an embarrassing 7-1 loss to the Avalanche on Thursday. It won't be easy as the Caps are one of the NHL's best teams and are off to a perfect 3-0 start so far. The Sens were only 1-3 last season vs Ovi and co as well, so don't look for any miracles here. Let's just hope we don't get shell shocked again.

After a performance like the one we had on Thursday, a number of changes should be expected and that's the case tonight. Bobby Butler is back out and so is Brian Lee as the Sens go back to the 6 dman and 12 forwards formation. That means Erik Condra and Zenon Kenopka draw back in. Back up Alex Auld will also get his first start of the year tonight. The Caps counter with Thomas Vokoun, who is 3-11 all time versus the Sens, but that had more to do with the team he was on and not his play.

Local Flavor: Former Sen Brooks Laich will suit up for the Caps tonight

TV: CBC @ 7pm Radio: Team 1200

Prediction: The way the Sens played last game, plus playing the Caps doesn't give me much hope. The Caps are hard to beat on a good day, let alone with our team not playing at our best. Our only hope is to play smart, hard hockey and hope to catch a couple breaks, IF Alex Auld can stand on his head too. It's a lot to ask. Caps take it 5-2.

Record this season: Im 2-2 with zero correct scores predicted

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