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An Hour to Go

If you count the final game of the regular season, the Caps will be attempting to stave off elimination for the third time in about two weeks tonight at Wachovia Center.

Can they do it?

As I said in an earlier blog entry, if they can withstand the Flyers' "push" in the opening 10 minutes, they should be in good shape. The team that has scored first in this series is 5-0.

Also, here's something to think about as you wait for the game to start: Players 24 years old or younger have combined to score 86-percent of the Caps' goals (12 of 14) and 78-percent of the team's points (31- of 40).

Enjoy the game and leave your comments below.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 21, 2008; 5:55 PM ET
 
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First! GO CAPS

Posted by: CapManJ | April 21, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

allez les caps !!! allez cristo!!!

Posted by: stephane | April 21, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

why is a groin muscle still keeping clark out Tarik?

Posted by: capsfan98 | April 21, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

20 years ago Caps won our first playoff series..10 years ago Caps made it to the finals..This could really be magic this year!

Posted by: capsfandan | April 21, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Flyers are giving out raw meat at the door.

They are drinking the blood of calves as they head inside. I think they are going to slaughter a pig at the end of the 2nd.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

I have butterflies...have to watch this one at home where I can pace, yell, and throw stuff at the TV.

Gotta love the ongoing Clark questions - we are good for one per blog posting at least!

Posted by: Jill | April 21, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

@anonymous 6:18 - That made my wife shudder. Guess I should not read comments aloud while we're eating dinner....

Should be a good game!

Posted by: RobMonroe | April 21, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

We have to be happy with what they've accomplished so far, but it would be disappointing if their post season were to end tonight. I have a feeling it won't. If they play their game, they can take anybody. Alex "Don't Stop Me Now" Ovechkin will get it in the net tonight. Go Cap's!

Posted by: Dan, Jr. | April 21, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

First goal is HUGE.

Let's go Flyers.

Posted by: Ben from Washington | April 21, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

@ Jill

just to get the rest out of the way early:

1. Kolzig should start today
2. GMGM should be fired
3. Kozlov plays soft
4. Is Pothier's career over
5. Didn't I see Nylander skating at practice?

LETS GO CAPS !!

Posted by: Pivonka | April 21, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

"Flyers are giving out raw meat at the door.

Wit onions & cheese whiz or without!

They are drinking the blood of calves as they head inside. I think they are going to slaughter a pig at the end of the 2nd.

Posted by: | April 21, 2008 6:18 PM "

Normal Monday hockey night giveaways for the Flyers then huh!

Posted by: capsfandan | April 21, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

I stopped by the store and got the same food i ate right before the game Sat. Chicken Caesar Salad with a cracked pepper corn creamy Caesar dressing. But when I went to get dessert, Harris Teeter didn't have any yellow cake with choc. icing. This may complicate things.

Posted by: nadir | April 21, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

I was just kidding -- before the attacks begin.

Posted by: Pivonka | April 21, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

The yellow cake is what caused the game to be close. Things will be fine.

Posted by: Leeguru | April 21, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

It's not a groin muscle. It's a groin tendon. It's just not getting a whole lot better and surgery won't help. Clark told me yesterday that he plans on visiting the specialist that helped Brian Sutherby a few years ago when the season ends.

Posted by: Tarik | April 21, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

The cro-magnons outlasted the neanderthals. Hence the caps can beat the phylers.

Posted by: Aristotle | April 21, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

so that's why I heard the term "yellow cake" to describe the penalty called on Federov in the corner to give philly a 5-3....it's all getting much clearer. cease the hunt for immediately.

Posted by: Pivonka | April 21, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

@Pivonka

6. The ice sucks at VC.
7. Caps fan did NOT cheer at Thoresen injury
8. Oneal: "Bryzgalov!!! What happened!!" (hehe jk man)

T-minus 30 mins.

Posted by: mauree | April 21, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

capsfandan--Capitals won their first playoff series in 1984...24 years ago. Sorry to mess up your story!

Posted by: OldPhil | April 21, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Nylander did not skate this morning. Don't know where you got your sources from.

Posted by: Tarik Bescentz | April 21, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Let's Do this!!! GO CAPS!!!!

Posted by: capdan | April 21, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

@ Tarik Bescentz

I'm about 10,000 miles from Philly or Kettler. I did not see anybody do anything at any practice. Just beating the dead horse of blog topics whilst I hyperventilate till the puck drops.

Posted by: Pivonka | April 21, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Tarik,
I take the good time and trouble to read through ever last post on the previous thread, add my post, then find you have started a new thread!!

Reposted:

Boo,
Glad to hear your Manc friends still have their accents, can you even understand them??

Mauree,
Shame about no reflector tonight. Lets hope that can be sorted for Game 7!!

ON MY COMMAND......UNLEASH HELL!!

Posted by: Dave UK Caps Fan | April 21, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

ahhhh!!! Trying not to panic/hyperventilate/die...

The boys can pull this off! As my good friend pointed out today, tell the Caps that their backs are against the wall and they'll have the shirt off your back, your wallet, your girlfriend, and the game before you realize the ref had dropped the puck.

Let's go Caps!!!!!

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | April 21, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Hunter Overtime goal winner vs Flyers was reported as the first series win by Joe B. 20 years ago.

capsfandan--Capitals won their first playoff series in 1984...24 years ago. Sorry to mess up your story!

Posted by: OldPhil | April 21, 2008 6:30 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Leeguru:
Thanks for the tip about the yellow cake ... good thing I am not much of a dessert person! ;-)

oo7:
Loved the story about your daughter ... too cute!! :-D So, you get 'em hooked on hockey before they are even off the bottle, huh?!? ;-) That's pretty funny.

Dave:
Sure I can understand them! Although we did have a pretty funny misunderstanding this weekend ... long story (darn accents!! ;-))

30 minutes until the puck drops!!! LET'S GO CAPS!!

Posted by: Boo! | April 21, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

If he said it, he was wrong.

Posted by: OldPhil | April 21, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

20 years ago Caps won our first playoff series..10 years ago Caps made it to the finals..This could really be magic this year!

Posted by: capsfandan | April 21, 2008 6:16 PM
___________________

Man, what a pathetic history the Caps have had. Now I understand why the Caps have no real fans.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

And you posted no name....

Posted by: Leeguru | April 21, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Who knew the playoffs would turn into a game of Where Are They Now?

Who knew Gary Roberts is alive and well and playing on the fourth line for the Pittsburgh Penguins? Who knew Sergei Fedorov was centering Alexander Ovechkin?

The 38-year-old Fedorov made a cameo with the Ducks in 2003-04 before going into hiding with Columbus. He resurfaced this season with the Capitols, where he is the Keith Richards to Ovechkin's Johnny Depp in the NHL's version of Pirates of the Caribbean.

http://ducks.freedomblogging.com/2008/04/21/sun-wont-go-down-on-roberts-fedorov/

Posted by: King Huet | April 21, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

@ 6:41 Anonymous

You dont have to win to have real fans (see Cubs, Red Sox).

If you're a Flyer or Ranger fan, you have ONE MORE cup than we do.

I'm in awe of your legacy. Next time, tell us who you are. Better yet, go back to putting primer on your Nova.

Posted by: Pivonka | April 21, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Позвольте нам делать это


Go Caps!

Posted by: Alexander Semin | April 21, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Flyers fans are dummies! (See the sign?)

Posted by: Leeguru | April 21, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Amen, Alex! It will happen!

Let's go Caps!!!

Less than 10 minutes!!!

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | April 21, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

does anybody know what channel the game is on. i know it got bumped from vs, and was supposed to be on comcast, but the wizards game is on. anybody know. i know there was conversation about it before

Posted by: reekie | April 21, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

its on CSN

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Remember: breathe in, breathe out. Repeat continuously.

Beer? Check.
#8 home jersey? On.
Paper bag to cure hyperventilating? Got it.
Defibrillator?
Defib?

Darn, where did I leave the defib?

Posted by: grackle | April 21, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Mauree,
That Mogulus link works fine - cheers mate!

I take it there's nothing illegal about this?? :)

Posted by: Dave UK Caps Fan | April 21, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

thanks a lot, crisis aborted. see what happens when i don't pay enough attention

Posted by: reekie | April 21, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

@Dave

it's not my fault man he's streaming the Habs game. But you tried SopCast/TVU before right? The below are not bad, especially TVU.


I repost the SopCast link here:

sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/39461

TVU: tvu://67451/

Mediaplayer: http://www.mogulus.com/sgtv1

Posted by: mauree | April 21, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

I'm trying to watch on Modulus. Does anyone know how to turn off the chat portion?

Posted by: Moose33 | April 21, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

@Dave

For sure it's not illegal to watch.

To stream, well I'm not sure, but that's not our problem :D

Posted by: mauree | April 21, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Moose, I wish i knew. bunch o morons...

Posted by: Leeguru | April 21, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Let's go CAPS!!!

Can anyone tell me the last time that the city of Philly won a championship in any major sport?

Posted by: Steve R | April 21, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

yeah, it's distracting

Posted by: Moose33 | April 21, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

If wearing orange .......hit it

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Ref you SUCK!

Posted by: Steve R | April 21, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Golly Darn.

Posted by: Leeguru | April 21, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

crap

Posted by: nadir | April 21, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Ok we are official at Def Con "Backs Against Walls"

Posted by: Dave UK Caps Fan | April 21, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Screw watching that choppy feed

Posted by: Leeguru | April 21, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

i don't like this at all....

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | April 21, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Caps need to get a little bit more jump and physical.

Puck is bouncing to the Flyers though. Caps are making some poor decisions.

Posted by: nadir | April 21, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Emmy is not looking so good out there

Posted by: Steve R | April 21, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

terrible call on that penalty, bradley didnt even touch him with the elbow

Posted by: Moose33 | April 21, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Tarik called this one right...

Posted by: chris larry | April 21, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

man that streaming feed sucks tonight...why couldnt the Candiens just won!!!

Posted by: chris larry | April 21, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Don't panic yet. We are out-shooting them and they scored on a PP - big whoop. We can still do this ...

Posted by: Boo! | April 21, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

The dungeen is quiet ... calm before the Cappies storm!!

Posted by: Boo! | April 21, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Feed seems better now - obviously would be even better if the Caps could score.

Needed to start harder and faster than this....

Posted by: Dave UK Caps Fan | April 21, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Caps PP!

Posted by: Dave UK Caps Fan | April 21, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Was that Green or Langway?

Posted by: 0000100 | April 21, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Ovechkin isn't playing like an MVP.

Posted by: Ben | April 21, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

wow Koz...20 playoff games...0 goals

Posted by: chris larry | April 21, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Fudge ... Leeguru - can you please put candles around your Ovie bobblehead and create a little shrine so that you can pray to the hockey gods?!? Apparently we need a little help ...

Posted by: Boo! | April 21, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

awesome hit by green turning over that flyer loser

Posted by: a.b. | April 21, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Boo! I'd build a temple if it would make a difference.

Posted by: Leeguru | April 21, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

another PP, they have to get some shots on this one

Posted by: Moose33 | April 21, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

PP seems a little discombobulated.

Posted by: nadir | April 21, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Bugger

Leeguru:
But would you build a dungeen?!? I bet Steve would!! ;-)

Posted by: Boo! | April 21, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Boo! He's watching the game in his Dungeen!

Posted by: Leeguru | April 21, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

"cooke likes to bang guys"
please joe, think before you speak

Posted by: czechsmix | April 21, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

biron is on tonight......

Posted by: chris larry | April 21, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Well would have expected them to come out and try and blow us away in the first. Only a one goal deficit. This is a long ways from over kids.

Posted by: Dave UK Caps Fan | April 21, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

My Ovie bobblehead is nodding that he is going to score! I have faith and I believe!

Posted by: Leeguru | April 21, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

It was a dive, but definitely a justified call. Let's not lose our cool. Fedorov embellished a little too.

Still kinda pissed about the bounce they got off the boards. I expect some equal bounce action in the second.

Posted by: Raber | April 21, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

before the retaliation, how many times did semin need to get hit in the face before a penalty would be called? i'm guessing infinity

Posted by: a.b. | April 21, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

can we cool it on the ref talk? you make your own breaks...gotta win on the ice...

Posted by: chris larry | April 21, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Leeguru:
Your bobblehead sounds like a magic 8 ball ... and Steve's dungeen sounds scary!! ;-)

Well, boys and girls, we're still in this one. SOG are equal and the only goal was on a PP. If we can stay out of the box (and entice them in!), we'll be good to go. I plan to be at the VC tomorrow!!

Speaking of, more seats were released to Ticketmaster for tomorrow night's game - ROCK THE RED, MY FRIENDS - ROCK TO RED!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Boo! | April 21, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

I dont feel like the caps are settled on passes, and rebounds are all going away.

They are clogging the nuetral pretty well too.

We need to settle down. Being down 1-0 is not bad though.

Posted by: SA-Town | April 21, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

nice diving leap by Brads to avoid the goalie interference call... I'm concerned with what I'm seeing, but I'm still hoping and cheering...
I've got a stress dog in one hand and a bucket in the other... I'm hoping the nausea and headache is just me freaking out and not the flu

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | April 21, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Should i be worried if the feed on Modulus is not showing anything except colored bars?

Posted by: Moose33 | April 21, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Geezzz, this Beninatti, and Craig Laughlin are working on my last nerve with their constant, NEVER STOP chatter. I mean, they,ve become VERY, VERY ANNOYING with it. Somebody needs to tell them to, "Shut up every once in a while." The drama of the game itself is more than compelling. But, with this never - ending conversation, they are detracting from the overall theatre of the moment. Joe and Craig, "Sometimes "LESS IS BETTER." A damn sight better.

Posted by: Puckguru | April 21, 2008 7:55 PM | Report abuse

moose, me too...and yeah we should be worried....

the chat room on there is vile

Posted by: chris larry | April 21, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

hey Puckguru, mute it if they offend your poor sensitive, pessimistic ears. They're a heck of a lot better than the NBC guys...

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | April 21, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

chris larry, I'm hoping its just for the intermission. The one good thing is the chat disappeared as well.

Posted by: Moose33 | April 21, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Puckguru,

Have you tried the "mute" button?

Posted by: Steve R | April 21, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

chris larry: cool it on the ref talk? wtf is wrong with you

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Back off giving Puckguru a hard time! If his only complaint is Joe B and Locker, let him go for it!

Posted by: Leeguru | April 21, 2008 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Lee,

I'm just sayin. There's a button that will make them go away.

Posted by: Steve R | April 21, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

@anon just not a fan of complaining about the refs...there bad for everybody....sounds petty to me....you got to out play them to win...but whateves

Posted by: chris larry | April 21, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Leeguru, lol. I'm sure he'll start on something. I guess if he's complaining about them though, he's not trying to fire GMGM.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | April 21, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

I think I just entered the Twilight Zone - Leeguru actually defended Puckguru!! What's going on here?!? I'm frightened ... :-(

Posted by: Boo! | April 21, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

no one clearing the crease come on boys

Posted by: mauree | April 21, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Aaannd they scored again ... stoopid flyers.

Posted by: Boo! | April 21, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

new thread

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Stay outta the box, stay outta the box, stay outta the box ...

Shoot the puck, shoot the puck, shoot the puck ...

FUDGE!!!

Posted by: Boo! | April 21, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

new thread

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

that would be the 4th time,tarik. no problem

Posted by: steveo | April 22, 2008 9:46 AM | Report abuse

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