But that may not be as difficult a task as it sounds, given that the Caps haven't lost in the Wachovia Center in more than two years. Granted, this followed a 16-game winless streak in the building that spanned from March 5, 1998 through February 10, 2006, but the last four times the Caps have headed up I-95 to Philly, they've left town happy. A brief recap of the four games:
- November 4, 2006 - Caps 5, Flyers 3 (Alex Ovechkin two goals, including the game-winner)
- December 9, 2006 - Caps 5, Flyers 3 (Ovechkin with a goal and two assists)
- November 23, 2007 - Caps 4, Flyers 3 (OT) (Bruce Boudreau's first game as Caps head coach, Nicklas Backstrom GWG)
- February 6, 2008 - Caps 4, Flyers 3 (Ovechkin GWG)
Finally, in what can only be seen as a good omen (unless you're a shareholder, that is), Wachovia today posted a "surprising" loss, in part due to the fact that the corporation "has... been hurt in its capital markets unit." So there's that.