Friday, March 16, 2007

The Peerless Prognosticator is ON THE AIR!!! -- Caps vs. Maple Leafs, March 16th

The Peerless Prognosticator is ON THE AIR . . .

In a very abbreviated version this morning (lots to do, lots to do). Tonight, the Caps get right back to it in the back half of a back-to-back, hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs are desperately trying to climb into the top eight – they sit ninth this morning, one point behind eighth-place Carolina with two games in hand. They don’t seem to be playing like it, though, with a 5-5-1 record in their last 11 games. However, they have won their last two – a pair of one goal games – and they will be catching the Caps coming off a frustrating and disheartening loss in Boston in a shootout last night.

For the Caps, the key might be special teams. Toronto is only 3-for-49 on the power play in their last 11 games (6.1 percent), while they’ve surrendered 13 power play goals in 51 shorthanded situations (74.5 percent penalty kill).

Trouble is, the Caps are winless in their last seven home games (0-4-3).

The Peerless is nothing if not hopeful, though, and Toronto’s inconsistency will be their downfall tonight.

Caps 3 – Leafs 2

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