Friday, January 15, 2010

Tonight: Liveblogging Washington Capitals-Toronto Maple Leafs at Verizon Center

I'll be at the game and liveblogging the action for those of you who are dedicated to following the Tank Nation, but may not have access to the video for the Caps-Leafs game tonight at 7 pm ET.

Since becoming captain, Alex Ovechkin and his team have scored 25 goals in five games- the most of any NHL team over that span.

Vesa Toskala is fresh off of his first shutout of the season against the Philadelphia Flyers last night, so it will be interesting to see if the home team can keep the offense going.

Oh, and the Bruins kept their 12-point lead over Toronto intact by stopping their three-game skid with a shootout win over San Jose. Still scratching my head over the fact that one of Zdeno Chara's bombs though Evgeni Nabokov's five-hole was the winning strike in the shootout. Claude Julien shouldn't make a habit of putting Chara out there just because it worked this once. Oh, and hat tip to Tim Thomas, who made 41 saves to steal a win for the Providence...ahem...I mean BOSTON Bruins, who were missing their top three centermen last night with David Krejci joining Patrice Bergeron and Marc Savard on the injury list, growning more and more obscene by the day.

So, looking forward to seeing the Leafs and Phil Kessel live. They opened the Verizon Center this season sans Kessel and it was a brutal performance. We'll see if tonight has a different outcome. Leafs have actually matched up well against Washington, winning twice against the Caps at home after losing in DC.

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