- Expect Braden Holtby to get the start tonight as Dany Sabourin has played the last 4 games and with another 3 in 3 (including an early Saturday game on the back end) Dany will need to be fresh.
- Reportedly Mathieu Perreault and Jay Beagle will not actually be reporting to Hershey. Apparently it was simply a 'paper' transaction and neither player will officially be playing for the Bears anytime soon. I am not sure why they would do this transaction so I am not convinced that one or both won't be back sometime soon. The Caps will have a full roster (almost) after the All-Star break as Alexander Semin is expected back then. Tom Poti, I think is banged up right now, and Tyler Sloan, who is on a conditioning assignment in Hershey, are the only 2 players that remain out of the lineup. When they are back, the Caps have a full roster of 23 players. So as I said before...I am not convinced that the two players won't be reporting to Hershey at some point in the near future.
record ~ 27-14-1-2 55 points
standings ~ 2nd in East Division
most recent game ~ 4-3 Win vs Springfield, 1/27
last 5 games ~ 4-1-0-0
road record ~ 12-6-1-1
goals for ~ 154
goals against ~ 105
power play ~ 21.9% (5th)
penalty kill ~ 83.7% (12th)
record ~ 23-19-2-3 51 points
standings ~ 5th in East Division
most recent game ~ 4-3 Loss @ Adirondack, 1/26
last 5 games ~ 3-1-0-1
home record ~ 12-8-2-2
goals for ~ 152
goals against ~ 133
power play ~ 22.2% (3rd)
penalty kill ~ 81.7% (19th)
RW Andre Gordon (10) - Leading the team in goals (21) and points (43). 5th in the league in goals and 8th in points. He has a 4 game point streak with 3 goals and 4 assists in that time. Has 3 goals and 4 assists against the Senators this season.
F Brian Willsie (18) - Second on the team in goals (18) and points (42). He has scored in 4 straight games. 5 goals and 3 assists in those 4 games. He has 3 goals and 6 assists against the Senators this season.
RW Francois Bouchard (22) - Has been playing better in the seasons second half with 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 5 games. Has 14 points this season with 6 of them (3 goals, 3 assists) coming against the Senators.
LW Kaspars Daugavins (26) - Only 7th on the team in goals (9) and points (29) but he has 1 goal and 9 assists in the last 10 games.
RW Ryan Keller (28) - Second on the team in goals with 17. He has 9 goals and 4 assists since December 31.