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Postby GSPODS » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:27 pm

Another Caps Win
Ovechkin for the Hart Trophy
Nice 137' empty net goal by Poti to ice the game.

Doesn't look like a Senators loss tonight.

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Postby Sir_Monk » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:44 pm

Doesn't look like a Senators loss tonight.


I thought the Leafs had a good shot at winning that game until the cheep shot by Green woke up the Sens.
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Postby Steve Spurrier III » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:18 am

Another awesome game. What do we think about this Ovechkin guy - is he any good? The Caps don't get the help they need, but at least for one day, they're in the top eight.

Friday, April 4

Updated Standings:

Code: Select all
 # Team           Pts  GR

 1 Canadians (N)  102   1- clinched Northeast
 2 Penguins (A)   102   1 - clinched Atlantic
 3 Hurricanes (S)  92   1 - magic number: 2
 4 Devils          97   2 - clinched playoffs
 5 Rangers         95   2 - clinched playoffs
 6 Senators        94   1 - magic number: 1
 7 Bruins          92   2 - magic number: 3
 8 CAPITALS        92   1 - magic number: 3
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 9 Flyers          91   2 - elimination number: 3


Today's Games

Panthers at Hurricanes; 7:00
Bruins at Senators; 7:30
Devils at Flyers; 7:00

If the Hurricanes or Flyers lose, OR if the Bruins/Sentaors game ends in regulation, the Capitals gain control of their own destiny. We're in pretty good shape, all things considered.
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Postby GSPODS » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:22 am

News & Notes

Alexander Ovechkin broke Luc Robataille's single season record for goals by a left wing with his 64th and 65th of the season last night versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Goaltender Cristobal Huet is 10-2-0 since being acquired by Washington at the trade deadline. He’s won eight consecutive decisions, the longest winning streak for a Washington goaltender since Pete Peeters won nine in a row from Jan. 28 to March 3, 1987.

Alex Ovechkin’s game-winner was his League-leading 22nd power-play goal, tying the team record set by Peter Bondra.

The Capitals have won six in a row — their longest winning streak since Jan. 8-19, 2000 — and 10 of their last 11. They also notched their 17th comeback victory under coach Bruce Boudreau.

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Postby Sir_Monk » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:46 am

Updated Playoff Scenarios
Capitals Win Southeast Division

1) Capitals win final game (two points) AND Hurricanes lose final game in regulation or overtime (one point or less).

2) Capitals lose final game in overtime (one point) AND Hurricanes lose final game (no points).

Capitals Get In Over Bruins


1) Capitals win final game (two points) AND Bruins split their final two games OR lose both in overtime (two points).

2) Capitals lose final game in overtime (one point) AND Bruins lose one game in regulation and one in overtime (one point).

3) Capitals lose final game (no points) AND Bruins lose both games in regulation (no points).

Capitals Get In Over Flyers


1) Capitals win final game (two points) AND Flyers win one game and lose one in overtime (three points).

2) Capitals lose final game in overtime (one point) AND Flyers split final two games or lose both in overtime (two points).

3) Capitals lose final game (no points) AND Flyers lose one game in regulation and one in overtime (one point).

4) Flyers lose final two games in regulation (no points).

Capitals Get In Over Senators


1) Capitals win final game(two points) AND Senators lose final game (no points).
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Postby NC43Hog » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:00 am

Sounds really familiar to Redskins playoff scenarios, just change the team names.

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Postby GSPODS » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:35 pm

Thank You Florida Panthers

The Caps Win and they take the #3 Seed

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Postby JansenFan » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:12 pm

Or tie
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Postby GSPODS » Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:55 am

Saturday, April 5

Updated Standings:

Code: Select all
 # Team           Pts  GR

 1 Penguins (A)   102   1 - clinched Atlantic
 2 Canadiens (N)  102   1- clinched Northeast
 3 CAPITALS        92   1 - magic number: 1
 4 Devils          97   1 - clinched playoffs
 5 Rangers         96   1 - clinched playoffs
 6 Bruins          94   1 - clinched playoffs
 7 Senators        94   0 - clinched playoffs
 8 Flyers          93   1 - clinched playoffs
 9 Hurricanes (S)  92   0 - elimination number: 1


Today's Games

Panthers @ Capitals 7:00 PM ET
7:00 PM ET HD NET CSN-DC (HD) XM 207

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Postby Steve Spurrier III » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:15 pm

Since we're either going to be the three seed or not in the playoffs at all, who would we want to be the six seed? I believe the six seed can only either be Boston, Ottawa or Philadelphia.

vs. Boston
1/3 Bruins 2 Caps 0
3/3 Caps 10 Bruins 2
3/8 Bruins 2 Caps 1
3/16 Caps 2 Bruins 1 (SO)

vs. Ottawa
11/8 Caps 4 Sens 1
12/29 Caps 8 Sens 6
1/1 Caps 6 Sens 3
1/15 Caps 4 Sens 2

vs. Philadelphia
11/2 Flyers 3 Caps 2
11/23 Caps 4 Flyers 3 (OT)
1/13 Flyers 6 Caps 4
2/6 Caps 4 Flyers 3

Personally, the last team I want to play is Philadelphia, simply because we will end up with a lot of Flyers fans in the Verizon Center, compromising our home ice advantage.

The Capitals have owned the Senators all season, and they've been in a free fall lately, so they really look like our best match-up, no?

To face the Senators, we need a Boston regulation loss and a Philadelphia loss.

If Boston wins, they're the six seed. If they lose in overtime, a Flyers win will give them the six seed.
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Postby Sir_Monk » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:34 pm

The Capitals have owned the Senators all season, and they've been in a free fall lately, so they really look like our best match-up, no?

To face the Senators, we need a Boston regulation loss and a Philadelphia loss.

If Boston wins, they're the six seed. If they lose in overtime, a Flyers win will give them the six seed.


and a Caps win
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Postby GSPODS » Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:18 pm

Steve Spurrier III wrote:Since we're either going to be the three seed or not in the playoffs at all, who would we want to be the six seed? I believe the six seed can only either be Boston, Ottawa or Philadelphia.

vs. Boston
1/3 Bruins 2 Caps 0
3/3 Caps 10 Bruins 2
3/8 Bruins 2 Caps 1
3/16 Caps 2 Bruins 1 (SO)

vs. Ottawa
11/8 Caps 4 Sens 1
12/29 Caps 8 Sens 6
1/1 Caps 6 Sens 3
1/15 Caps 4 Sens 2

vs. Philadelphia
11/2 Flyers 3 Caps 2
11/23 Caps 4 Flyers 3 (OT)
1/13 Flyers 6 Caps 4
2/6 Caps 4 Flyers 3

Personally, the last team I want to play is Philadelphia, simply because we will end up with a lot of Flyers fans in the Verizon Center, compromising our home ice advantage.

The Capitals have owned the Senators all season, and they've been in a free fall lately, so they really look like our best match-up, no?

To face the Senators, we need a Boston regulation loss and a Philadelphia loss.

If Boston wins, they're the six seed. If they lose in overtime, a Flyers win will give them the six seed.


The Caps didn't have a losing record against any of these teams, and some of those games were before Bruce took over the reigns. I'll take a Caps win and anyone who dares to challenge them in the playoffs.

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Postby GSPODS » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:26 pm

#3 Seed - Your Washington Capitals

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Postby Jake » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:34 pm

WAY TO GO CAPS! :rock:
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Postby Sir_Monk » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:48 pm

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CAPS CAPS CAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!! SE Division Champs!!!
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