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Jurcina Will Sit Tonight

Based on the morning skate, it looks like defenseman Milan Jurcina will be the odd defenseman out and Jose Theodore will start in goal tonight against the Islanders.

I'll have a little more in a bit.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 1, 2009; 10:44 AM ET
 
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Our FIRST chance to see the Caps this week, I can't wait!

Posted by: Wemiss21 | April 1, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

OK, so Pothier's in, Jurcina's out... Looking forward to the game tonight!!!

Posted by: irockthered | April 1, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Good, Schultz is way better.

Posted by: ThisGuy | April 1, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

@irockthered: I expect Pothier to be in more often than he's out. He's still trying to get up to full speed, and the more games he gets before the playoffs the better. He also isn't doing half-badly.

Let's see what happens with Schultz back in the lineup tonight.

Posted by: kittypawz | April 1, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

NJ has lost it's steam. Time for us to step up and take that 2 spot.

I, for one, am sick of everyone trash talking the SE.

Going into the playoffs as a top 4 team in the NHL would be nice.

Posted by: RongCapsFan | April 1, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

I expect nothing less than a big win tonight, although I hoped we would see Varly get some work.

Also, wanting the Pens to win tonight is making me a little sick.... urgh.

Posted by: DaveUKCapsFan | April 1, 2009 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Yes and we got to where were at by beating the Boston's and Pittsburghs of the league.

Posted by: cappies | April 1, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

When is johnson's contract up?

Posted by: lylewimbledon | April 1, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Also, wanting the Pens to win tonight is making me a little sick.... urgh.

Posted by: DaveUKCapsFan | April 1, 2009 11:06 AM

About lost my breakfast there after reading that. =P As a new Caps fan, could you explain? With those silly birds losing tonight keep them away from us in the first round if they do win?

Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | April 1, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

...er, I mean, with them WINNING tonight keep them away from us....first round...

Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | April 1, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Lyle, you asked the same question last thread and I believe the answer was this year. He is a UFA at seasons end.

Posted by: hbcapsfan | April 1, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse

@lyle: End of the season.

@LeftCoast: No. They face the Devils tonight. Hence, a Pitt win would be nice.

Posted by: kittypawz | April 1, 2009 11:14 AM | Report abuse

If we win and Pen wins, we have aa three point lead on NJD. But, I still don't care. Go Devils! I hate Cindy Crybaby and the Penguins!!!!

Posted by: hbcapsfan | April 1, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

I for one want Pitt to win tonight against NJ to have a 3 pt lead for #2 and I desperately want to see a Pitt/Philly first round match up.

Predictions

1.Boston
2.Wash
3.NJ
4.Philly
5.Pitt
6.Carolina
7.NY
8.Florida

Posted by: numero94 | April 1, 2009 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Also, wanting the Pens to win tonight is making me a little sick.... urgh.

I SECOND THAT MOTION.

Posted by: dsphvywght | April 1, 2009 11:17 AM | Report abuse

*groan* Best case scenario is the Devils lose tonight but one of their players gets into it with Crosby. I wouldn't mind Crosby getting a black eye tonight, if the Pens "have" to win. Boo, either way.

Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | April 1, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

@numero94:

But with a Pitt/Philly matchup, wouldn't we all be rooting for both teams to lose? Or for the earth to open and swallow both teams?

Posted by: DevilsCapsGal | April 1, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Root for a Devils loss... the fact that there's another team winning that game isn't the focus. You're not rooting for the opposition, just against NJ. ;)

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | April 1, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

I have an extra in 426 if anybody wants to go tonight

Posted by: Steve_R | April 1, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

@DevilsCapsGal: Pitt/Philly matchup would be entertaining at the very least. Of course, sadly, the matchup the hockey media is dying for is WSH-PIT.

Posted by: kittypawz | April 1, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

I think a second round match up with Pitt/Philly is not totally out of the question. I think if Carolina plays NJ they have a solid chance for the "upset". That would mean Bos/Car then Caps/Pitt/Philly.

Just my take.

Posted by: numero94 | April 1, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Rog, I would love for the Habs to hang on for dear life and sneak into the 7th spot for a first round vs the Caps.

Posted by: Steve_R | April 1, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

My one beef with Boudreau is that he is blindly loyal to his ex-Bear charges (fehr, fleischmann, shultze, etc.). For a team in desperate need of more grit, to bench a solid defenseman for the hockey equivalent of big bird (all size, no edge) is simply puzzling. Juice is probably our best defensive defenseman...he isn't afraid to hit...and he has a huge shot (which he doesn't use enough - but neither does Shultze use his effete shote). Bad move.

Posted by: dingram3 | April 1, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

dingram,

How many pim's does 55 have vs 23? Just sayin.

Posted by: Steve_R | April 1, 2009 11:36 AM | Report abuse

I dont know what you people are getting all excited about your lineup mess every night will not carry you passed the first round . Vegas has you guys 5th or 6th team with a chance of winning the cup . I think thats too high

Posted by: StanleyCup1907 | April 1, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Is Semin out of intensive care yet?

Posted by: StanleyCup1907 | April 1, 2009 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone think we will keep a hurt back-up goalie with the two yougsters waiting in the wings?

Posted by: lylewimbledon | April 1, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

rat-hole portage. stupid doof. Vegas has you as 'most likely to pay for it'.

Posted by: WhyGo | April 1, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

can't spell. has too much time on his hands and wastes it among us. welfare baby? fake disability checks? lives with Gramma?

rat-hole portage, stupid goof.

Posted by: WhyGo | April 1, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

duh....you guys are bad........duh.....caps suk.........duh....I am smart.....duh.....mommy watch me type stuff that makes people get all mad..........duh.........time to go pull on it again........

Posted by: WhyGo | April 1, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

attention WalMart Shoppers..watch as the amazing rat portage boy types actual words into a computer and then see him squeal with glee when actual people respond back to him........see the drool glisten on his chin.........stare at the dingy underwear....draw in your breath at the site of his disgusting dirty apartment/room-over-the-garage.

Posted by: WhyGo | April 1, 2009 12:09 PM | Report abuse

WhyGo returns and he WILL kill the troll. Metaphorically, of course.

Get back in yer cage, rat boy!

Posted by: WhyGo | April 1, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse

I know stuff...duh
See? me can type stuff on my handheld device.
Duh..have to put it down so I can pull on it again.........duh...that is what makes it all worth it........the pulling.

Posted by: WhyGo | April 1, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Pull it, rat boy, pull it!

Pull it, rat boy, pull it!

Pull it, rat boy, pull it!

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Pull it, rat boy, pull it!

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Posted by: WhyGo | April 1, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

For those under 18 on this blog, the reference to 'pull it' is something that rats are noted to do to pass the time or make a boring or unbearable existence a bit more easy on the glial nodes.

Posted by: WhyGo | April 1, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Nodes of Ranvier, to be precise.

Posted by: WhyGo | April 1, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Wow nice personal attack.. do you ever talk hockey in this blog?

Posted by: StanleyCup1907 | April 1, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

No, just personal attacks against the enemy.

You in particular.

Posted by: WhyGo | April 1, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

we hate your clumsy and boarish anti-caps posts. you are easily the most childish and annoying troll we see on a regular basis. your posts are not thoughtful, but rather designed only to inspire barks from us.

go away, we know that you have a poor life, why else would anyone waste time coming here to troll? perhaps pulling it is insufficient and you need more stimulus.

Posted by: WhyGo | April 1, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I can put some effort into finding out who you are, if you like.

Don't hear much from WindJammer anymore.

Wonder what happened to her?

Posted by: WhyGo | April 1, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: WhyGo | April 1, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

@kittypawz - That would be my expectation as well, and I think it's all to the good that the Caps get to rest some of their D-men for the stretch. I'm very glad Pothier's back. :-) Carrying that extra D into the playoffs could make a HUGE difference.

Posted by: irockthered | April 1, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Jurcina is sitting tonight...

Yay! On my defensman depth chart he should be about #8...

1 - Green
2 - Poti
3 - Morrisonn
4 - Alzner
5 - Pothier (will move up as he plays more)
6 - Schultz
7 - Erskine
8 - Jurcina (or perhaps Collins, Helmer, Lepisto, Sloan...)

Posted by: MikeL-Caps91 | April 1, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

i dont care who we play in the first round,if the guys play the way they did to get to this point, im sure the other teams are hoping they dont have to come through Washington! hope we play physical sound hockey and take it to the Isles in Caps like fashion, b in the acela club @ 6 having a cold one or 10! LETS GO CAPS!!!!!

Posted by: TracyMD1 | April 1, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

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