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Postby GSPODS » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:35 am

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 # Team           Pts  GR

 1 Penguins (A)    98   4 
 2 Canadians (N)   97   4
 3 Hurricanes (S)  90   4
 4 Devils          93   4 
 5 Senators        92   4
 6 Rangers         91   5
 7 Flyers          91   4
 8 Bruins          90   5
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 9 CAPITALS        88   4
10 Sabres          84   4





Sun Mar 30, 2008

Rangers @ Penguins 12:30 PM ET

Bruins @ Sabres 6:00 PM ET

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Postby GSPODS » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:51 am

Quote Of Note:

"I know if we keep winning, something good will happen," Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We can only do what we can do and if it takes 95 points to make the playoffs, so be it. I believe if we continue to play like we play, somebody is going to falter once and we ll be there to jump on them."

Good Stuff:

The Washington Capitals wrapped up their longest road trip of the season in style, and kept their playoff hopes very much alive in the process.

Great Stuff:

The Capitals went 5-1 on their road trip and will close the regular season with three home games.

The Stuff Legends Are Made Of:

Tue Apr 1, 2008 Hurricanes @ Capitals 7:00 PM
Thu Apr 3, 2008 Lightning @ Capitals 7:00 PM
Sat Apr 5, 2008 Panthers @ Capitals 7:00 PM

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly:
The Canes play the Caps @ Home. Advantage Caps.
The Lightning play the Canes @ home. Advantage Canes.
The Lightning play the Caps @ home. Advantage Caps.
The Panthers play the Canes @ home. Advantage Canes.
The Panthers play the Caps @ home. Advantage Caps.

The Canes end their regular season on Friday, April 4th.
The Caps end their regular season on Saturday, April 5th, effectively giving the Caps a "game-in-hand" on the Canes.


Tie Breaking Procedure
If two or more clubs are tied in points during the regular season, the standing of the clubs is determined in the following order:
1. The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
2. The greater number of games won.
3. The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs. If two clubs are tied, and have not played an equal number of home games against each other, points earned in the first game played in the city that had the extra game shall not be included. If more than two clubs are tied, the higher percentage of available points earned in games among those clubs, and not including any "odd" games, shall be used to determine the standing.
4. The greater differential between goals for and against for the entire regular season.

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Postby Irn-Bru » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:48 pm

This has been the most fun I've had watching the Caps in years.
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Postby GSPODS » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:16 pm

Steve Spurrier III wrote:Boston keeps winning - boo.


Not tonight, although a regulation loss would have been better than an overtime loss. Still better than another Bruins win.

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Postby GSPODS » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:40 am

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            Points   GR   
 1 Penguins (A)    99   3 
 2 Canadians (N)   98   3
 3 Hurricanes (S)  90   3
 4 Devils          93   4 
 5 Senators        92   3
 6 Rangers         91   3
 7 Flyers          91   3
 8 Bruins          91   3
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 9 CAPITALS        88   3
10 Sabres          84   3

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Postby Steve Spurrier III » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:41 pm

Wednesday, April 1

Standings going in:

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 # Team           Pts  GR

 1 Penguins (A)   100   2 - clinched playoffs
 2 Canadians (N)   98   3 - clinched playoffs
 3 Hurricanes (S)  90   3 - magic number: 5
 4 Devils          93   4 - magic number: 2
 5 Rangers         93   3 - magic number: 2
 6 Senators        92   3 - magic number: 3
 7 Flyers          91   3 - magic number: 4
 8 Bruins          91   3 - magic number: 4
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 9 CAPITALS        88   3 - elimination number: 5
10 Sabres          86   3 - elimination number: 2


Today's Relevant Games:

Hurricanes at Capitals; 7:00
Canadians at Senators; 7:30
Sabres at Maple Leafs; 7:30

Make or break tonight. A regulation win moves the Capitals into a tie for the Southeast Division lead, a regulation loss drops the Capitals elimination number to two. Get excited.
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Postby JansenFan » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:20 pm

It's do or die. The Caps have got to get this one, and they've got to get it in regulation. If only they would have gotten the last one against the 'Canes in regulation, this would be a completely different conversation.
RIP 21

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Postby GSPODS » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:10 pm

FIRST STAR -- ALEX OVECHKIN, LW, WASHINGTON CAPITALS Ovechkin video

Ovechkin led all NHL scorers in March with 26 points (14 goals, 12 assists) and recorded a +17 rating in 14 games as the Capitals went 10-4-0 in pursuit of a playoff position in the Eastern Conference. Ovechkin recorded points in 11 of 14 games, including nine multiple-point performances. He recorded goals in nine contests, including his 50th of the season against Boston, Mar. 3. Two of his goals were game-winners, against Boston, Mar. 3 and Calgary, Mar. 12. On Mar. 21 in Atlanta, he became the first player to notch 60 goals in a season since Pittsburgh’s Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr both did it in 1995-96. Entering play Tuesday night, Ovechkin leads the League in goals (62), points (109), power-play goals (21), game-winning goals (10) and shots (430).

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Postby GSPODS » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:39 pm

Sweet Victory

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 # Team           Pts  GR

 1 Penguins (A)   100   2 - clinched playoffs
 2 Canadians (N)   98   3 - clinched playoffs
 3 Hurricanes (S)  90   2 - magic number: 4
 4 Devils          93   4 - magic number: 2
 5 Rangers         93   3 - magic number: 2
 6 Senators        92   3 - magic number: 3
 7 Flyers          91   3 - magic number: 4
 8 Bruins          91   3 - magic number: 4
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 9 CAPITALS        90   2 - elimination number: 4
10 Sabres          86   3 - elimination number: 2

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Postby Sir_Monk » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:56 pm

Well, two games left, tied for 1st place! C-A-P-S CAPS CAPS CAPS!!!! great win tonight, I got a little worried when Hartford scored to make it 2-1. What a turn of events after that big save by Huet. I watched the game, but did not have any sound. After the Huet save, when Ovie drilled Staal, did Scott Walker get called for a penalty and negate Ovechkins penalty? or was nothing called?

Oh well, another big one on Thursday night!

GO CAPS!
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Postby GSPODS » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:04 am

Sir_Monk wrote:After the Huet save, when Ovie drilled Staal, did Scott Walker get called for a penalty and negate Ovechkins penalty? or was nothing called?


13:03 2nd Period
Ovechkin 2:00 Roughing
Wallin 2:00 Roughing

No penalty to that dirty bastard Scott Walker

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Postby Sir_Monk » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:00 am

No penalty to that dirty bastard Scott Walker


really? cause it looked like he came in throwing haymakers after the Ovie hit. None the less, we win!!!!
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Postby GSPODS » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:44 am

The Caps and the Canes each have two games remaining.
The Caps and the Canes play the same opponents in the Lightning and the Panthers.
The Canes play each opponent the night before the Caps play each opponent.
The Caps have to win both remaining games.
The Canes have to lose or tie one game.

It would also help if the Senators, Bruins and Flyers would lose one game each.

Tonight's Games

Bruins @ Devils 7:00PM
Lightning @ Hurricanes 7:00PM
Flyers @ Penguins 7:00PM

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Postby Bob 0119 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:36 am

Canes lost to Tampa this past weekend, didn't they? Now they have to play Tampa tonight, after a punishing loss to us, while Tampa had the night off.

All We need is for Carolina to lose. Regulation, overtime, doesn't matter...they just need to lose one.

Tonight seems like the better chance. They played very physical last night versus us. They felt they got shafted on some calls. They are going to be sore, and angry, this could throw them off balence and cause them to make some mistakes.

Tampa knows they can beat them. They've had time to rest and get ready for them. Even though Tampa is the away team, they really could be in better shape than Carolina who will be tired, and beat up when they come in tonight.

I think this is the first time I've ever rooted for Tampa!

Go Bolts!

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Postby Steve Spurrier III » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:37 am

Updated Standings:

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 # Team           Pts  GR

 1 Canadians (N)  100   2 - clinched Northeast
 2 Penguins (A)   100   2 - clinched playoffs
 3 Hurricanes (S)  90   2 - magic number: 4
 4 Devils          95   3 - clinched playoffs
 5 Rangers         93   3 - magic number: 2
 6 Senators        92   2 - magic number: 3
 7 Bruins          91   3 - magic number: 4
 8 Flyers          91   3 - magic number: 4
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 9 CAPITALS        90   2 - elimination number: 4
10 Sabres          88   2 - elimination number: 2
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