Gameday! Habs vs. Capitals


Tuesday February 1, 2011

Montreal Canadiens vs. Washington Capitals


Ovechkin and his "interesting" celebrations.

Well, the allstar break is over and it’s back to business as usual.  The next month will be filled with rumors, arguments and all the armchair GM’s (myself included) will be having a Hayday.  Will Gauthier address his need for a big winger?  Will he pick up a rental D-man in the absence of Gorges and Markov, or will it be a move for the future with the contract of Hamrlik reaching UFA status in the summer?

Only time will tell.

 

Who’s out?

Montreal

  • Andrei Markov (Torn ACL-out indefinitely)
  • Josh Jorges (out indefinitely)
  • Mike Cammalleri (Shoulder)
  • Alexandre Picard (healthy scratch)

Washington

  • Tom Poti
  • Alexander Semin
  • Eric Fehr
  • Michael Neuvirth

 

Keys to the Game

Will the Habs be ready?  Will the rest be beneficial or will they be asleep at the wheel because of it?   One thing is for sure.  In his limited role at the allstar game, PK Subban stole the show, and will remain amped up.  Coming second in the breakaway challenge to Alexander Ovechkin (Corey Perry should have won), PK was a fan favourite, stealing local hero Jeff Skinner’s jersey and delighting the crowd with his puck control and sublime skating skills.

If the Habs can feed off Subban’s energy, they will be alright.

My Prediction

Montreal 3 – Washington 2 OT

 

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About Marcus T

Father, Husband, Blogger, A/V Guy and Huge Habs fan.
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