[SBN Caps blog - Japers' Rink]
Record: 40-12-6 (1st in the East)
Scorers: Alex Ovechkin (39g, 43a), Nicklas Backstrom (25g, 46a), Alex Semin (26g, 32a)
It almost feels pointless to toss up a preview for today's game, seeing as how it's less than 4 hours from start time, but I guess we can at least address a few things.
- First off, the Pens made their way to the hotel in Washington at 2 a.m. 2 a.m. Doesn't sound like a four-hour bus ride to me. If not for NBC and the Super Bowl, this game would've been pushed back.
- A win will extend the Capitals' win streak to 14 straight. The 92-93 Pens hold the NHL record with 17.
- Prepare yourself for the patented Crosby vs. Ovechkin storyline. For NBC, it's still a selling point.
Chris Kunitz may be in the lineup for this one.
- If the Pens wake up for only one afternoon game for the rest of the season, let it be this one.
Puck and thread drop at 12 noon. Game on NBC.