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Today's Lineup in Boston

I am not in Boston, but here is the lineup according to Mike Vogel of


Poti Carlson

Theodore is expected to start; he'll be backed up by Johnson.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  September 27, 2008; 1:28 PM ET
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Posted by: first | September 27, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Any word on if it will be shown online or not?

Posted by: Tim | September 27, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

this game is being played on the NESN sports channel in New England, so I imagine it should be able to be found somewhere...

Posted by: fan in CT | September 27, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Is it true Varlamov was injured while playing against Carolina?

Posted by: anyme | September 27, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

You know what I don't get... Is that Comcast Sportsnet is airing Philly preseason games. Why can't they do Caps?

Posted by: Chris | September 27, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Awesome, I have Direct TV and get NESN games -- sweet. I'll have hitting the previous button on my remote between the Caps and the Hokies.

Posted by: JIM | September 27, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

First time I'm going to a Caps-B's game with out watching cheering for Olie....

Posted by: Go SOX Go | September 27, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

If you didn't know already, its because Comcast sucks. they are a clueless bunch of tools. They jumped on the Caps bandwagon. If things go iffy, they will jump right back off. They absolutely could be showing Caps preseason games.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 27, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse


It's not even online? I may have to wander down to Bugsy's just so that I can see the game.

Posted by: HolyOlie | September 27, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

ARLINGTON, Va. –Washington Capitals fans can listen to all seven preseason games this year on, and fans in the D.C. market can watch the three preseason home games live online. The Capitals will take the ice for their first preseason game at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 against the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC Center in Raleigh.

Washington’s final four preseason games will also be available on WFED 1500 AM and WWFD 820 AM, starting with the Sept. 29 road tilt against the New Jersey Devils. Steve Kolbe, the radio voice of the Capitals for the past 11 years, and senior writer Mike Vogel will call the road preseason action. Kolbe and former Capital Ken Sabourin will call the action at home games.

Posted by: pgm917 | September 27, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Kozlov playing right wing? What's up with that?

Posted by: Dave King | September 27, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

do you mean left wing, because kozlov IS a rw, just not usually on the third line

Posted by: Anonymous | September 27, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

yeah, flip Kozlov and bourque. and blame Vogel.

Posted by: Tarik | September 27, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

I think you meant Koz playing left wing "What's up with that?"

Koz can play all three forward positions. I am sure Bruce wants Bourque to be "at home" in his familar position.

This is a nice pre-season line-up!

Posted by: Capsfannmiss | September 27, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse


unless you plan on watching the replay of the game you wont be using the the previous button on your remote between Caps and Hokies being that Caps are on at 4 and Hokies are on at 8.

Posted by: capsfan29 | September 27, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Transposing Kozlov and Bourque wasn't nearly as egregious an error as telling me that there was 3:56 left in the MSU-Indiana game. Kolbe and I ate a leisurely lunch, got the B's lines and waited 20 mins for an elevator. And now there's 12:03 left.

Looks like we're both in midseason form already, bro. ;)

Posted by: Vogs | September 27, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

the game not being on(line) is total BS

Posted by: Anonymous | September 27, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Game time:

Hello out there! We're on the air,
It's Hockey Night tonight;
Tension grows, the whistle blows,
And the puck goes down the ice.
The goalie jumps, and the players bump,
And the fans all go insane;
Someone roars, "Bobby scores!"
At the good old hockey game.

Oh! The good old hockey game,
Is the best game you can name;
And the best game you can name,
Is the good old Hockey game!

[spoken] "Second period...."
Where players dash with skates a-flash,
The home team trails behind;
But they grab the puck and go bursting up,
And they're down across the line.
They storm the crease like bumble bees,
They travel like a burning flame;
We see them slide the puck inside,
It's a one-one hockey game.

Oh! The good old hockey game,
Is the best game you can name;
And the best game you can name,
Is the good old Hockey game!

[spoken] Third period! Last game in the playoffs, too!"
Oh, take me where the hockey players
Face-off down the rink;
And the Stanley Cup is all filled up,
For the champs who win the drink.
Now the final flick of a hockey stick,
And the one gigantic scream:
"The puck is in" - The home team wins
The good old hockey game!

Oh! The good old hockey game,
Is the best game you can name;
And the best game you can name,
Is the good old Hockey game!

Posted by: Leeguru | September 27, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

yeah, I meant left wing, sorry...

Refresh from Vogel:
Here are the Caps' lines:
21-Laich, 91-Fedorov, 16-Fehr
14-Fleischmann, 20-Aucoin, 17-Clark
56-Bourque, 85-Perreault, 25-Kozlov
87-Brashear, 15-Gordon, 10-Bradley

47-Alzner, 55-Schultz
23-Jurcina, 29-Cutta
3-Poti, 74-Carlson


For the B's:
16-Sturm, 37-Bergeron, 42-Wheeler
17-Lucic, 47-St. Pierre, 12-Kobasew
60-Sobotka, 18-Yelle, 29-Nokelainen
22-Thornton, 51-Thompson, 43-Karsums

45-Stuart, 6-Wideman
49-Lashoff, 48-Hunwick
41-Alberts, 21-Ference


Posted by: Dave King | September 27, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: Leeguru | September 27, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

What number is Aucoin wearing?

Posted by: DC FURY | September 27, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm listening, so i don't know

Posted by: Leeguru | September 27, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Is there a feed anywhere on line..? Where's Mauree?

Posted by: Steve R | September 27, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse


I'm listening through the caps website

Posted by: Leeguru | September 27, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Aucoin wearing #20 per the event summary on

Posted by: Steve R | September 27, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

No listening, need to watch!!

Posted by: Steve R | September 27, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: Leeguru | September 27, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like they are lacking a little chemistry today, but they tied the score up, so I guess that's something.

Posted by: spiff | September 27, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Any info on the two goals JT let in?

Posted by: Kim | September 27, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Hmm ... how does JT look? Were both goals in the first period? Yikes ...

Posted by: Boo! | September 27, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

2nd goal was a deflected point shot with a good screen in front. not one you can blame Jose for.
3-2 now thanks to flash

Posted by: Caps fan in CT | September 27, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

It is sounding more and more like I need to change my position on Flash ...

Posted by: Boo! | September 27, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Thanks and please keep us posted on who looks good and who, uh, is less than optimal! :-)

Posted by: Boo! | September 27, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

I am just listening to the game, but it sounded like the 1st goal against JT was a deflection in close, and the 2nd was scored long range with a screen in place after Alzner was unable to tie up his man.

Apparently Flash just scored a nice goal up under the crossbar. That's 3 goals for him in 1.5 games. Let's hope this is a preview of what's to come from him.

Posted by: Jeff | September 27, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Can someone post a link to the online feed? the Caps site has a dead link to the live365 thing.

Posted by: DrinkingPartner | September 27, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

the live feed from the site only works for home games, and they're in Boston.

3rd per and Johnsonis in goal now. I think that Jose did well, and showed good movement. no spectacular stops, and 2 goals against, bt i found no glaring faults in his game. he played the puck far more than olie and Bret have in the past...
it's good to see clarkie out battling it out again after everything last year,

Posted by: ct caps fan | September 27, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

i just connected to the game via the website.

Posted by: fullright | September 27, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

You are watching video? If so, what's the link?

Posted by: Boo! | September 27, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse


no video, sorry.

Posted by: fullright | September 27, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

games over anyway...nice work boys!

Posted by: fullright | September 27, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Any word on Backstrom?? What's going on with him?

Posted by: Danny | September 27, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Nice story, Chris Bourque should get 1st star in front of the hometown fans. Does Carlson look the real deal for next year and is he better than Alzner at this stage? Looks like Aucoin has made the decisions a little tougher for the coaches as well. Nice 3-0 start but means nothing until start of the real season but confidence must be flowing in the room right now

Posted by: Kiltman | September 27, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

I heard that Backstrom is out for at least the first month of the season.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 27, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

I heard we traded Backstrom for Jagr

Posted by: Anonymous | September 27, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

This sucks on several levels...

First, I thought the game was tonight, so I missed the whole thing.

Second, the coverage - or really lack of - is frustrating.

Third, when you can see the game, the quality is poor.

Posted by: Greg S. | September 27, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Hang in there folks, just a little while longer until real hocky starts. I just signed up for Center Ice so I'm getting a head start with the games from Europe next week. Clearly have to take the Sens over the Pens but I'm torn in the Rangers Lightning matchup. Yes, it's the Rangers but the Lightning may not roll over this year and we don't need division teams to pick up too many points....

Posted by: TheCapitalist | September 27, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

yeah, um real hockey too...

Posted by: TheCapitalist | September 27, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

I heard this anonymous commenter was spouting really weird sh*t and should lay off the sauce.

For those who don't know, Backstrom sprained an ankle during an informal skate. I'm not surprised that Gabby isn't risking him in the preseason. I wouldn't either! I'd rather they play it safe than push him too hard and not have him for the season opener.

Also, reports 4-3 Washington final in the Bruins game but does not have the recap up yet.

And what is up with not covering the glove-drops at the Hurricanes game last Thursday?

Posted by: this space for rent | September 27, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

i did listen to some of the game through caps web site. I did take a long time for it to load, but Kolby sounded fine. I did not listen to the 3rd. does not matter, games will be on Radio from now on.
The 102 game losers season will be over

Posted by: Rich C | September 27, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Caps appear to have a very deep team.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 27, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Watched the game on NESN and got to listen to Jack Edwards and his gang's drivel... we are lucky to have Joe B and Locker.

Carlson looked like nails... this kid laid a couple of folks out, never looked out of position, and kept his poise. Erskine better watch his back.

Alzer looked fine -- as usual, nothing spectacular and on the B's first (2nd?) goal he was engaged in front of the net 1-on-1 and couldn't get it done.

Flash is really coming on, all you haters need to move on to Fehr or Steckel.

CB was pretty much a non-factor until the 3rd period and the winning goal. Dad was on between the 2nd & 3rd so maybe Gabby figured he should give the kid more ice time. Ray B. opined that the Caps are very deep and Chris has a tough road in front of him if he wants to escape Hershey but stressed he wants to play in DC (implying he didn't want to be traded). But I don't see it happening this year.

Feds appeared to be in mid-season form, especially on the PK. And the boys had lots to kill in the 3rd, including 1:30+ in 5-on-3. But as the color guy fairly pointed at that this early in camp the coaches aren't spending much time working on stuff like this.

Hockey in HD is most excellent... I highly recommend you save your pennies, get DirecTV and go with the Center Ice package. Don Cherry alone is worth the price of admission.

It's only pre-season buy 3-0 sure beats the crap out of 0-3.

Go Caps

Posted by: Dave in Alexandria | September 27, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

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