What to Expect: From NYC to Raleigh—Pre-Christmas Game Match-up.

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T.J. Oshie was named the Second Star of The Week by the NHL.

Caps Daily Glass Bump: Pregame 21 December 2015

Photos by Brittney Marcum

The Washington Capitals did it again! They came from behind for a solid win against the NY Rangers on Sunday night. The Caps will bring their stunning offensive and defensive scoring power to Raleigh on Monday.  

No morning skate–we’ll see what the impact is to the first period…

What to Expect from our Caps.

williams  Justin Williams returns to face his former team when in the 2005/06 season he sealed the win for the Stanley Cup with a Game 7  goal.

Evgeny Kuznetsov did not disappoint in Manhattan. He continues his routine of earning points and goals on the road.  kuzy

Holtby is still the winningest goalie in the league and leads in goals-against-average.

Ovechkin is eight goals away from 500 NHL career goals.

Line-up looks to be the same.

Expect the Unexpected from the Canes?

The Hurricanes are building a strong power play structure that could prove problematic for the Caps if they are given the opportunity. Canes lost to the Caps back in October and will want to even the score. Jeff Skinner (53) had the only goal in that game, 4-1. They also have five wins in eight games and their win Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins may have spun them up for tonight.

Defenseman Justin Falk (27) is the jewel of the team right now. He leads the team in overall points with 12 goals and 15 assists.

No doubt that Jordan Staal (12) and his “power move” of flying down the boards and shooting right into the net.

Goalie Cam Ward had 37 saves against the Pens on Saturday.

After tonight the Caps have a holiday break until December 26th when they meet the Atlantic Division leaders—the Montreal Canadiens.

FYI: There will be no home practices until December 26.

 

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