Home hockey that almost sorta matters - it truly has been too long.
The Caps will debut their new scoreboard tonight (but not their new home unis - you'll have to wait 'til the home opener to see the reds) as the 'Canes come to town for a 7:00 start.
I'll have more on the game in this space later, but for now, let's take a quick spin 'round the intertubes, where Tarik takes a look at the powerplay, Corey's editors misspell "Jurcina" in the header (despite the name being spelled correctly five words into the article), and CanWest tries to create controversy where there is none (namley in Alex Ovechkin's contract situation).
Update: Per Tarik here's who's skating tonight:
Goalies: Kolzig, JohnsonOther than Chris Clark, the top nine forwards are all there and other than Milan Jurcina, the top four defensemen will be playing (along with Steve Eminger's preseason debut).
Forwards: Ovechkin, Kozlov, Fleischmann, Semin, Nylander, Backstrom, Bourque, Laich, Klepis, Pettinger, Steckel and Gordon
Defense: Morrisonn, Eminger, Schultz, Green, Poti, Pothier