First off, kudos to Ingmar Bergman on the above graphic, one of many, many "Death to the Buffaslug" banners he's created.
As Netsy put it in the Official GDT, tonight's game "has the potential to be either very, very good or very, very bad." Unfortunately (or fortunately), my company holiday party prevents me from being able to watch live. Oh well.
As always, get all your previews at Washington Hockey Daily.
Caps Quick Hits:
- More (than you likely want) on Jamie Heward's gruesome injury here and here.
- Unless you're an uncultured cretin, you'll appreciate this from Rink regular Tyler, at the confluence of art and hockey.
- Hart: Patrik Elias (G, 2A, +1)
- Ross: Patrik Elias, Martin Straka (3 points each)
- Norris: Brian Campbell (G, A, +2, 5 blocked shots)
- Vezina: Dominik Hasek (20-save shutout win)
- Richard: Dan Cleary (2G)
- Calder: Evgeni Malkin (G, A)
- Aiken: Marc-Andre Fleury (L, 4 goals allowed on 8 shots against in just 30:35 of work)