Friday, November 7, 2008
Broadway Blues Come to Washington
TGIF sports fans! The Caps are in store for a big, and I mean big weekend, as they take on rival New York Rangers tomorrow night at the Phone Booth. The Rangers (affectionately known by their fans as the “blueshirts”) will be a tough opponent as they are at the top of the Atlantic division in the NHL’s Eastern Conference.
Even though the Rangers are minus the original mullet - former not-so-popular Capital and current KHL player Jaromir Jagr - they have been a scoring machine with the likes of Markus Naslund, Nikolai Zherdev, Brandon Dubinsky and Scott Gomez. BTW, they beat the Tampa Bay Lightning like a drum last night with a score of 5 – 2.
So the Caps will have to bring their A-game in what has become a pretty heated rivalry. Will be curious to see who Bruce Boudreau starts in goal opposite the Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist (who, take note lady fans, is quite a looker). I just don’t see how you can’t go with Brent Johnson. Hopefully Feds will be back from his undisclosed lower body injury and the guys can set off the light when presented with a power play opportunity, which hasn’t been happening enough of late!
For all of you fab fans going to the game tomorrow, don’t forget to bring your canned food donations to benefit the Capitals’ food drive for the Capital Area Food Bank. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and every donation helps…
Before I sign off, just a moment for another Hockey Mom Public Service Announcement: The Caps will announce the launch of their annual Courage Caps at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Fisher House this Sunday, November 9, from 2 - 4 p.m. The Fisher House Foundation provides comfortable temporary housing for families of soldiers at Walter Reed in need of housing for an extended period to be near their loved ones. The team will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Courage Caps, team-issued and branded hats, to Fisher House Foundation. Courage Caps will be on sale online through the Caps' Web site and during games. To kick off the sale of Courage Caps, several Capitals players will join Fisher House families and Wounded Warriors to help paint and landscape some of the Fisher House homes. So Caps fans, be sure to pick up your Courage Cap to show your team pride and help these soldiers and their families who have given so much for our country!