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Varlamov appears set to start

Despite a subpar performance in Game 6, it looks like Coach Bruce Boudreau is giving Semyon Varlamov another chance based on the morning skate.

Varlamov came off the ice early, and veteran Jose Theodore, who has not played since getting pulled in Game 2, is putting in extra work with the scratches.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 28, 2010; 10:48 AM ET
 
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LET'S GOOOO CAPS!!!!!!!

Posted by: smoke26 | April 28, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

I would say Varlomov's leach is longer than Theodore's.

Posted by: puckman | April 28, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

I'll be very disapointed if Theo doesnt get the start on the next round, there. (I know, putting the horse before the cart)

Posted by: guer_j | April 28, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, Mike Wise says he feels the Caps will win. Which is pretty much the nail in the coffin. He hasn't been right about one thing this season.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | April 28, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

I would prefer not to see Flash on the ice tonite.

Posted by: vafan3 | April 28, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

The only way to get rid of all the critisisms and history of blown series is to win a Cup. The Saints had to deal with it until they won a Superbowl. Even if we win tonight the "goal" has not been reached. There's only 1 way to get rid of all the bad memories and bad history, winning the Cup.

Posted by: pokerfaceI208 | April 28, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

watch the high glove varly....everyone knows that is your weakness when you get tired

Posted by: _stevo | April 28, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

lines appear to be:

8-19-22
21-9-28
25-18-16
24-15-10

Would mind seeing Semon brought up to the first line everyone in a while to jump start his offense....

Posted by: adamkatzen | April 28, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

According to twitter the lines are

Ovi-Backs-Knuble
Laich-BMo-Semin
Chimera-Belanger-Fehr
Walker-Gordon-Bradley

Posted by: ablake70 | April 28, 2010 10:49 AM

I like it. I really like the 3rd and 4th lines. Hopefully BMo can feed Semin in the right spots.

Do it.

Posted by: Moose33 | April 28, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Meant "wouldn't mind" in prevous post

Posted by: adamkatzen | April 28, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

did anyone seriously think that Fat Boy would start anyone else? when all is said and done this season, GMGM and Ted need to do some SERIOUS pondering on the coaching staff that they currently have in place.

Posted by: doughless | April 28, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

LloydChristmas,

yeah, i don't know which sport mike wise normally writes about but he doesn't know anything about hockey. it would be great if someone would in the WP would tell him that his coverage is worse than no coverage.

Posted by: jobrie18 | April 28, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Biggest game in Caps history?

A case could be made for it - Discuss.

PS - The ice breakers, the goal shakers, the CAPS.

Posted by: Jordan_Kitts | April 28, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

stevo,

Not sure if you prediected a score for game 6 but you nailed games 4 and 5. Any predictions? I will hold you to it.

Posted by: Moose33 | April 28, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

BB is fine, but his leach is getting shorter... whatever that means .

Posted by: guer_j | April 28, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

an alternative if things look bad on line 2 would be to bring Fehr or Chimera up for a few shifts. given the perfromances of both Semin and Brooksie so far, what would the caps have to lose?

Posted by: doughless | April 28, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

I hope Walker (who scored a Game 7 winner for Carolina last year but doesn't score in playoffs much) can bring some tenacity and magic. Montreal hasn't seen him at all in the series, so at least he'll bring a different look.

Posted by: blackjack65 | April 28, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

According to twitter the lines are

Ovi-Backs-Knuble
Laich-BMo-Semin
Chimera-Belanger-Fehr
Walker-Gordon-Bradley

Posted by: ablake70 | April 28, 2010 10:49 AM

Seriously diggin' those lines.

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 28, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

@Moose33

i hit games 3 & 4, but then got 5 & 6 wrong(i picked the right number of habs goals, but not the caps)....so I may hold off on predicting tonights game

Posted by: _stevo | April 28, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Is Flash assigned to the press box tonight?

Posted by: puckman | April 28, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

"Biggest game in Caps history?"
Well, I'll say biggest game for BB and maybe OVI for sure.

Posted by: guer_j | April 28, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

@puckman - looks like it.

Posted by: guer_j | April 28, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

I like the lines. Now, if only some of the underachievers could show up tonight. We really need #9, #28, #52, & #22 to contribute for once!

Posted by: thomas20 | April 28, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

I like the lines too. I would love to see Laich step up his game tonight with a couple of rebound goals where he just bats at the puck 3 or 4 times before it finally goes in(1 on the PP and one at even strength).

Posted by: sgm3 | April 28, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

If we're down 2-0 ten minutes in again on at least one softie I'm going to be very sad. Hope the rocking crowd keeps the energy level at maximum.

Posted by: AMHV2772 | April 28, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Stupid question about the power play... When OV was out didn't BMo spend some time at the point? Would it hurt going back to that? I know, I am grasping at straws. Glad Walker is finally in the lineup!

Posted by: larryn703 | April 28, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Tarik tweeted that both Flash and Walker came off before the scratches. I'm hoping that's just some playoff misdirection. Walker needs to get in.

Posted by: Brute | April 28, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

It should be Theo.

Posted by: TBDog | April 28, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

let me get this straight: people are now bashing Mike Knuble?? PLEASE

Posted by: doughless | April 28, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I wouldn't worry, guys. The Caps haven't choked in a Game 7 since...well, their last Game 7.

Posted by: djones409 | April 28, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

That third line was looking really good when they were last put together.

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 28, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

I think Theo should start. Varly's been beat the past two games. Montreal benched Halak. Then they benched Price and Halak came back to shine. Why not follow the same strategy? Theo wants to beat these guys, so I say give him another shot.

Poti will be missed tonight. I guess Fleischman is a scratch?

Posted by: SirPelleas | April 28, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

@ doughless

I agree about BB. The forward lines should have been set weeks ago so everyone can gel. When Knuble told him this before the streak, I thought BB had learned his lesson. Of course the trade acquistions gave him the opportunity to tinker again. And don't blame GMGM; Belanger and Corvo are BB guys.

Anyway, I hope the Caps can win tonight despite the constant line juggling. The 2nd line practicing together is a positive. I thought that line would be better if they worked on their timing issues.

Posted by: ablake70 | April 28, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

jobrie18

Totally agree. He is spending his entire show talking about the Caps and speculating. His bread and butter is the Redskins and Wizards.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | April 28, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Seriously, it's about freaking time Walker got in a game. Why the hell did GMGM bring him here if Gabby wasn't going to play the guy?

Posted by: large23220 | April 28, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

It is really hard to get any work done today. Can't wait for tonight.
GO CAPS!!!!

Posted by: DBnMD | April 28, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Like Walker out there, adds some much needed grit to the mix. The 3rd and 4th lines could decide the series if Ovie isn't able to put the team on his back and go.

Any word on defenders? Is Alzner suiting up or not...

Posted by: RedRedRed | April 28, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

i don't put the blame on Belanger. i like the guy and he seems to click with his mates on line 3. Brooksie and Semin have not help him when he omves up as they have been stone cold. i think Belanger skates well, handles the puck and passes well and is awesome on the faceoff. i take him over BMO or Stecks (who i like, too).

Posted by: doughless | April 28, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Tarik tweeted that both Flash and Walker came off before the scratches. I'm hoping that's just some playoff misdirection. Walker needs to get in.

Posted by: Brute | April 28, 2010 11:16 AM

Great! So it's a game time decision? Put away your champagne and party favors. Flash is getting a sweater tonight.

Posted by: ablake70 | April 28, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Wow..I just got a midday boost of spirit from these line combos.

Going with the horses that got us here...big game for Backstrom and Knuble 2nite :)

Posted by: yesisaiditfirst | April 28, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

BB giving any signs of the defensive pairings?

Posted by: chatton | April 28, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

If it's Varly and he AGAIN let's in a goal in the first 5 minutes, his you know what better get yanked of the ice!

Posted by: vafan3 | April 28, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Great! So it's a game time decision? Put away your champagne and party favors. Flash is getting a sweater tonight.

Posted by: ablake70

Maybe Walker has been nursing an injury or something, and Flash needs to be ready. If Scotty's 100%, I'm at a loss for words.

Posted by: Brute | April 28, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Please BE POSITIVE, we need to be!! OUR CAPS WILL WIN TONIGHT!! Remember to ROCK THE RED!!

Posted by: riceldi | April 28, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

@SirP

Their pushing Theo out the back door just like they did to Olie. Never had a chance to redeem himself. Very sad.

Posted by: ludeman95 | April 28, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Guys (and gals),

Let them play. If you want to make a case for why X should be in and Y should be out, that's legit, but all this tea leaf reading based on past play-off flame outs is really silly. This is a highly talented team, and while I'm certainly disappointed this went to game 7 and will be REALLY disappointed if they lose, I would expect them to come ready to play. Sure, Halak could stand on his head again, but that's really out of their control. They know they need to make his life miserable, but how about we stop looking at the magic 8 ball for determining who will win?

Posted by: oldtimehockey | April 28, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

@doughless

No one is bashing Kunble and everyone loves him, but he has been about as invisible as many of the other Cap forwards such as Laich, Semin, Flash, etc.

Although I do think Knuble has played very well on the PK.

Posted by: sgm3 | April 28, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

@ doughless

I'm not blaming Belanger. I'm just saying the extra players gave BB an excuse to constantly juggle the lines again. If BB wanted to put Belanger on the 2nd line, he should have played him with Semin-Flash/Laich down the stretch. Instead, BB panicked everytime the team looked like they were going to lose.

Posted by: ablake70 | April 28, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Any word on the D Pairs??

Posted by: sstrumbe | April 28, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Their pushing Theo out the back door just like they did to Olie. Never had a chance to redeem himself. Very sad.

Posted by: ludeman95

When the Caps win tonight, the'll start Theo next series against the Flyers.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | April 28, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

D pairings

Green-Schultz
Corvo-ShaMo
Carlson-Alzner

Posted by: ablake70 | April 28, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

@sgm3

disagree on Knuble being as invisible as 21, 28 & 14.

@ablake70

agreed. panic move, exactly.

Posted by: doughless | April 28, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Knuble was involved in two of the shorthanded goals. I think he's had a good series.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | April 28, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

i can point out at least 2 goals that don't happen without 22 (who is the ONLY guy consistently in front of the net):

Gordo's tap in & Ovie's tap in.

Posted by: doughless | April 28, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

I like the lines. Now, if only some of the underachievers could show up tonight. We really need #9, #28, #52, & #22 to contribute for once!

Posted by: thomas20 | April 28, 2010 11:12 AM

Sorry, that's #21 and not #22.

Posted by: thomas20 | April 28, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

No Ovi at the am skate? Hope he was busy giving Semin a pep talk. GO CAPS!!!!!!

Posted by: Section416akatheAlps | April 28, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

there should be a stat for the number of times a guy knocks the net of the moorings. 22 would be leading the team in this series.

Posted by: doughless | April 28, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

This isnt close to the biggest game in franchise history...Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals was the biggest game...That being said...we got to win this...we WILL win this..

Posted by: SA-Town | April 28, 2010 7:05 AM

-------------

@SA-Town:

I hope you're right....I really do. Because just ONE of those things destroyed my entire crew in less than 24 hours, and if the colonists have found that ship there's no telling how many of them have been exposed.

Seriously, we need to get this Kornheiser--excuse me: "monkey"--off our backs once and for all.

Posted by: Rhino40 | April 28, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

@thomas20

thanks for the clarification

Posted by: doughless | April 28, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

#22 2010 playoff numbers

2 g, 4 a, 6 p, +3

like someone else said, "invisible"

Posted by: doughless | April 28, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

I don't care about prior playoff performance. The Caps shouldn't either.

It's Game 7. We're at home. We have a winning lineup. Just do it!

LET'S GO CAPS!!

Posted by: Terptwin | April 28, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

@ Section416akatheAlps

Semin was at the morning skate.

Also, BB is "playing his mind games" by giving reporters the impression that Ovi may be hurt.

Posted by: ablake70 | April 28, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

You have to put Walker in tonight.

First goal wins, IMHO.

Posted by: Jordan_Kitts | April 28, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

@LloydChristmas

I said Knuble is playing well shorthanded.

Maybe Knuble isn't at the level of 14, 21, 28 but he hasn't done much even strength or on the PP. I'm more talking about his inability this series to pounce on rebounds and/or put them in.

Knuble has played decent in other areas, but the main purpose for him being here was to be a net presence and score on rebounds to get the Caps those 2 foot goals they were missing last year. He hasn't done it yet this series.

I'm hoping that tonight he, and Laich, will come through.

This is not a criticism of Knuble's effort, which has been great, just of the results.

Posted by: sgm3 | April 28, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

This day is going by waaaayyy to slow.

Posted by: fesslercw | April 28, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Okie dokie. Guess that was an earlier post I missed.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | April 28, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

"No one is bashing Kunble and everyone loves him, but he has been about as invisible as many of the other Cap forwards such as Laich, Semin, Flash, etc."

Dude was one great save from getting a hat trick a couple games ago. He's played fine, but you can't say that about everyone.

The Caps looked desperate the other night, that was not good.

One thing I love about adversity is you see who real Caps fans are, not these "Johnny come latelies" that have taken everything over.

Not picking on the poster that I quoted with that, just a general thought from everything that I have read the last couple of days on various blogs.

A few months back I was talking to this person who said they had Caps season tix. So I asked them who were the players names?? And other then Ovie and guys like him they couldn't name anyone.

Lame.

"watch the high glove varly....everyone knows that is your weakness when you get tired."

That's what killed him last year. :(

I really wish Mike Wise would report somewhere else. To me, he's one of those "Johnny lately's" who happen to have to cover the Caps because the WPost is telling him to.

Caps win convincingly tonight and shut everyone up.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | April 28, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, I don't know if this is the most important game in history for the Caps, but if they don't win, they're the new San Jose Sharks. But I think they'll win. Superior talent usually wins out over 7 games. If I'm betting money, I'm putting it on the Caps.

Posted by: TheLeaver | April 28, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

#22 2010 playoff numbers

2 g, 4 a, 6 p, +3

like someone else said, "invisible"

Posted by: doughless | April 28, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Knuble is the 3rd leading point producer in the playoffs. Only behind Nicky and Ovie... No sense bashing Knuble!

If you go straight down the list our top 7 point producers in the playoffs are:

1. OV

2. BACKS

3. Knuble

4. TOM POTI

5. ERIC FEHR

6. JOHN CARLSON

7. MATT BRADLEY


And Poti is out tonight. This isn't about our top three... We NEED someone else to step up. I am looking at you 28,21, and 52!!!

Posted by: Firepelosi | April 28, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

@rmcazz

"Dude" needs to cash in on his opportunities in front of the net (do you remember last game or the others?).

I think he'll do it. I have all the faith in Knuble, but he hasn't produced in front of the net so far this series.

Posted by: sgm3 | April 28, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

@sgm3

I remember someone else not cashing in on his opportunities last game... His name is Flash and he tried to deke a wide open net.

Go Caps!!!

Posted by: Firepelosi | April 28, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Just to follow up on my previous post our top 7 point producers this REGULAR SEASON were.

1. Ovie
2. Nicky
3. SEMIN
4. GREEN
5. LAICH
6. Knuble
7. FLASH

Now tell me, who doesn't appear to be pulling their weight??? (This is pretty obvious)

Posted by: Firepelosi | April 28, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

I think it's fair to say the all the guys need to step up their games tonight. The Caps had one goal in each of the last 2 games. I don't care how many points player X scored in games 2, 3, and 4, no one should get a pass tonight.

Posted by: ablake70 | April 28, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

I caught some early minutes of the DET-PHX game and it looked like the 'Yotes were battling the Wings to a standstill. How did it become 6-1 Detroit? It almost seems as if they were toying with Phoenix the whole time. :/

I think it has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt that our Caps DO NOT SUCK this season.

--Teams that suck don't outscore their opponents as this Caps team has.
--Teams that suck don't don't limit their regulation losses to just 15 in an 82 game season.
--Teams that suck don't become the first non-Original Six team to amass over 120 standings points.
--Teams that suck don't win the President's Trophy.
--Teams that suck don't have the #1 power play in the NHL.
--Teams that suck don't have over ten (10) 20-goal scorers, and two players in the League's top 5
--Teams that suck don't have both a Norris Trophy finalist and the League's plus/minus leader on their blueline.


I stand by my earlier statements: regardless of tonight's outcome, this is the best Caps Team ever.

What I don't understand is how DET puts 50 shots on-net last night and lights up a Vezina Trophy finalist (Bryzgalov). Meanwhile we put 54 shots on some [expletive] NOBODY and get ONE STINKING GOAL!!!.

It must be an aberration.

I don't have any answers for you, folks, except that those who say we didn't play 60 minutes are...shall we say, "not entirely accurate".

I'm sorry, but putting 54 shots on net is not a sign of a team "not playing 60 minutes".

I also agree with an earlier poster: Send someone expendible (to ejection or suspension) to run over Halak and put him out of the game.

Yes it's dirty, but worse things have been done to us without consequence or retribution, and there's too much at stake now.

Bottom line, This is the best team in franchise history, and the fans are behind the team like never before. We should win. We need to win. We must win.

If we don't, I will still remain a Caps' fan, but may also finally (after 23 years) feel compelled to ask some deep metaphysical questions which--out of respect tfor my audience's delicate mental state--I will refrain from specifying at this time.

Posted by: Rhino40 | April 28, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

@Firepelosi

No disagreement on the pathetic play of Flash this series. Flash has been the worst of all the Caps players.

Posted by: sgm3 | April 28, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

@rhino

Deep... especially that last part.

Agreed.

Posted by: Firepelosi | April 28, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Varly was good enough. The goalies are not the issue. The Caps need to get their confidence back. When we're playing Caps hockey, we can let in 5 goals and still win.

The skaters have to get their mess sorted out. There is no problem on this team except in front of the goalie, whoever he is.

Posted by: large23220 | April 28, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

@Firepelosi

Better question: Who came up big in Games 5 & 6 when the Caps could have closed out the series?

Posted by: ablake70 | April 28, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

@ablake70

Halak...

Or no one from the Caps perspective...

Posted by: Firepelosi | April 28, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

I have been screaming for "Free Walker for a week. Finally, BB listens to the fans. These lines should have been gthis way since the playoffs started...I believe they can win tonight. If they do, BB needs to stay consistent. BTW I would love to see Theo tonight. I gthink Montreal has his number, IMO>

Posted by: robostop10 | April 28, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

*Montreal has Varlamov's number. Sorry.

Posted by: robostop10 | April 28, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

@ SirPelleas
i completely agree. the strategy obviously worked. ive been following Theo since he started with Montreal and i know that its not added pressure for him to play against them but i also know that he really wants to beat them and get the start, so, why not let him? i really believe that he would play amazing tonight. im not going to lie, im a bit nervous with varly in nets tonight because of how he's played the last two games..Montreal knows his weak spot now (blocker side) and they always shoot there.
GO CAPS GO!

Posted by: DieHardTheoFan60 | April 28, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

uh, where have those line combos been all series? love them! @robostop10 - i have been wanting to see walker also.

Posted by: StanleyCap | April 28, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

@ Firepelosi |

Good one!

Posted by: ablake70 | April 28, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Why??? I'm just saying... why does Theodore, who has like a 20-3-3 or 20-0-3 record since January 1, have a bad period & pulled immediately... but Varly gets no leash & a chance to make us chokers... Theo got us here, he should be the one to finish the job. I know Boudreau wants to keep that goalie change in his back pocket as motivation if we get off to a slow start, but 2 soft goals like the other night & Montreal will once again get back on their heals & just protect their goalie. We have got to score if not the first goal, the first 2 goals of this game to make Montreal take chances that they haven't had to take since game 4.

Posted by: tony325 | April 28, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

@tony325 - i agree with you. theo deserves to be back in there.

Posted by: StanleyCap | April 28, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Montreal -- 5

The "little" Cappies -- 1

Posted by: stephenwhelton | April 28, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

BB's handling of goalies since he got here has been nothing short of SHAMEFUL.....win or lose, I have tired of BB and now look forward to when he's gone. If we lose tonight, I'll look to start a "Dale Hunter for Coach" campaign :)

Posted by: vermontcaps | April 28, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

@vermontcaps

I am glad I am not the only one with thoughts of "Dale Hunter for Coach" -- infact, hows this: win or lose tonight, BB is done tomorrow and we go to the next round with 32 as our coach. This is time for leadership -- the kind of skill we have on this roster, you don't need tactics. Just leadership. They will play on their own.

Posted by: Political_Stratgst | April 28, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse


Rhino40 = Moron

We'll come to your job and injure you and see what you think - Moron

Posted by: hessone | April 28, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

If the Caps lose tonight then bad mouth them tomorrow. Until then, support them. I think we just need our stars to shine in game 7 and we will be fine. The stars came out in Phoenix last night (for Detroit) and our top 4 (#8, #28, #19 and #52) need to do the same.
GO CAPS!!!!!!

Posted by: jmcale57 | April 28, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

oldtimehockey, You're absolutely right about the speculation based upon previous years...how many of the current players were here then? As an avid Pens fan, I wanted a 7-game series between the Canadiens and the Caps just to tire those legs out. I'm not all that concerned about the eventual winner; and for the sake of Caps' fans, I hope they're not disappointed AGAIN!

Posted by: therapidone | April 28, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Rhino40: "I also agree with an earlier poster: Send someone expendible (to ejection or suspension) to run over Halak and put him out of the game."

You are stupid, please take your pills man!


Posted by: iam73 | April 28, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Not exactly bold, but here's my prediction (well, predictions):

IF the Caps score first, Caps win 5-2.

IF the Habs score first, but the Caps tie it up, Caps win 3-1.

IF the Habs get up 2-0, Caps lose 4-3.

DAMMIT! LET'S GO CAPS! I'm not growing this beard for nothing!

Posted by: diesel4 | April 28, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

@ablake70 - sorry I'm only replying now - crazy day - good to know that Semin was out there. Ovi still needs to give him a pep talk! ;-) Only two more hours...

Posted by: Section416akatheAlps | April 28, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

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