Don’t forget game time is late tonight: 7:30 puck drop.
Karl Alzner and Marcus Johansson both took take practice today so it looks like Alzner will continue his consecutive game-playing streak. Although it was only a “morning skate” the team was working hard on their drills in prep for tonight’s match-up. Players were in good moods as some of the dads watched from the balcony. The boys always seem a bit more inspired when their dads are in town. Let’s hope they bring us a win.
Caps Driving Forward
The Washington Caps hope to get back in the win column tonight and will be energetic and powerful as they face each other for the third time this season. Both teams are in second place in their division with the Caps leading the Wings in overall regulation wins. We can expect another hard hitting game that probably will come down to goalie stamina.
What Detroit Brings
Center Brad Richards has returned from back surgery and finally broke a scoring drought against Nashville on Saturday. They’ve been 6-0-2 since his return so scoring or not, he seems to be bringing some charm to the team.
Former Caps player and community leader, Mike Green returns to the phone book tonight. Don’t look for the 52 on his sweater though; his new number is 25. Clever eh? Read our article on Greenie Here .
Henrick Zetterberg (40) leads the Red Wings in points with 49 assists and 17 goals.
Never underestimate what Pavel Datsyuk (13) brings to the game. Even though he was hanging out with this Russian countrymen yesterday, he will be all about winning the game once he laces up. He comes into the game with 26 goals and 39 assists (65 points), scoring 2 goals and 3 assists in the last 10 days.
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What to Watch for Tonight:
Justin Williams: One point to go to reach 600 career HNL points.
John Carlson: One goal away from 50 career NHL goals.
Marcus Johansson: One point away from 200 total NHL points.