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Go Caps Go!

  • The Montreal Canadiens are idle tonight but they can still clinch a spot in the post-season from their couches if the Capitals can defeat the visiting Atlanta Thrashers. All Habs fans will have their eyes glued to the scoreboard and be hoping for some heroics from Alexander Ovechkin and his buddies.

    Should the Thrashers get another 2 points the pressure will mount on the Habs who welcome the league’s hottest team in the NHL on Tuesday. The Devils have won 10 straight games and they don’t appear to be slowing down. 2 weeks ago still questionable to be in the Playoffs, the Devils are only 1 point shy of the Atlantic lead and 3rd place! As far as early playoff predictions go, the Devils are one of the team’s to watch. If the Canadiens can get a win and end the Devils win streak right before the playoffs, that would say a lot about the Habs and it would be the best way to ‘get through’ as opposed to losing and limping in.

    The chances are still very much in the Canadiens favor. Win or lose, just getting there is obviously the important part.

    The shuffle at the top is not finished either as Ottawa and Carolina duel it out for 1st in the East. Carolina holds the lead and the extra win as tiebreaker. A win or overtime loss will secure them first place.

    If everything falls into place the Canadiens will finish 7th, the Senators 2nd and an intense (and winnable) playoff series will be slated to begin late this week just a couple hours down the highway.

  1. #1 riser8 says:
    April 17, 2006 at 8:35 am

    No one said it was going to be easy……

  2. I can’t believe we’re all cheering for the Caps! The things we’ll do to make the playoffs eh? ;-)

  3. #3 Gumper says:
    April 17, 2006 at 10:39 am

    Good News: I have Ovechkin in my hockey pool

    Bad News: I have Theodore in my hockey pool

  4. Bad News: The Thrashers are 5-0-2 against Washington this season and most definitely will win tonight.

    Good News: The Habs have one game remaining against (red hot) New Jersey in which they can decide their own fate.

  5. Just like I said…

    Washington will most defintely beat the Thrashers tonight, because they’re due.

    Ha!

    I love eating my own words! Love it!

  6. #6 jovogonch says:
    April 17, 2006 at 10:31 pm

    No word eating tonight Joe!!!!… good work!

  7. Woo Hoo! (Excuse the delay – have woken and seen that the caps tore up the form book last night!)

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