Monday, April 11, 2011

Capitals First Round Playoff Schedule

The moment we've been waiting for all season is finally here - the chance to undo all the bad memories from last year's abrupt first round playoff exit. As far as my own personal playoff preparations: Caps flags on car - check; nails freshly laquered in OPI 'Russian Red' - check; the boys' playoff beards started - check, well maybe not so much (but even at 15 years old, I bet they beat Sidney Crosby in a beard growing contest)!

And finally, first round playoff schedule entered into the smartphone - check. For those of you who haven't marked your own calendars yet, here's the schedule the NHL released last night:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Washington (CSN) (VERSUS)

Friday, April 15, 2011 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Washington (CSN)

Sunday, April 17, 2011 3 p.m. Washington at NY Rangers (NBC)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 7 p.m. Washington at NY Rangers (CSN)

*Saturday, April 23, 2011 3 p.m. NY Rangers at Washington (NBC)

*Monday, April 25, 2011 TBD Washington at NY Rangers (CSN)

*Wednesday, April 27, 2011 TBD NY Rangers at Washington (CSN)

The boys will practice today at 10:30 a.m.and tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

In anticipation of the much anticipated first round, Hockey Mom was asked to join several other Caps media types in a playoff roundtable over at On Frozen Blog. Check it out here. The Sporting News' Craig Custance shares his thoughts on why he thinks the Caps will take the first round over the Rangers - makes for some good Monday morning reading!


Jeff S said...

Looks to be a pretty interesting series with the Rangers. The Caps took it on the chin during the season but we all know the post season is a totally different beast. It's gonna come down to goaltending in this one ... with the Caps squeaking it out in 6.

btw - hope you had a good time at Jimmy's watching my Sabres beat the Flyers, clinching the #1 spot for your Caps. And yeah, #29 scored ... so I'm thinkin he's pretty good! I'll have all my predictions up later today ;)

HOCKEY MOM said...

Yeah - fist bump to your Sabres for helping us out. I'm going Caps in 6. Might have to take my chances wearing my Caps regalia in Jimmy's for more of those awesome wings :) Look forward to your predictions!

Jeff S said...

Let me know what u think ...

HOCKEY MOM said...

I agree with all of your picks but as a Caps fan - am going to pick TBL. Gotta do it!