Photo: Bruce Bennett
We’re almost to the second week of January and the top two teams in the Metro are set to clash for an important divisional match-up. Well, as important as a game can be when the first place team is 12 points ahead of the second place team.
It may have feel like the Caps results have dipped a bit lately, but the good guys are still 8-1-1 in their last 10 and continue to rack up the points at a dizzying rate.
If you believe in things like statement games, tonight might be one of those as the Caps face one of the best non-Caps teams in the conference. If you don’t believe in statement games, tonight is just a chance to put another two points in the bank.
Regardless of how you want to look at it, tonight is a chance for the Caps to keep the pedal down as they try to pull further away from the pack. Keep the car running, if you will.
The game’s on CSN tonight. Puck drops at 7 PM. Peter’s got your game coverage.
|Team||Record||Possession||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|New York Islanders||22-13-5||50.4%||100.9||18.8%||85.6%|