The Washington Capitals take on the Carolina Hurricanes in what could be a huge game that determines their course for the rest of the season. I’m not saying the Capitals will sell but it could have an impact on what they could do with the upcoming trade deadline.
Before the Caps take on the Canes outside the team will take on the Florida Panthers as I’m writing this. Should the Capitals lose to the Panthers, Saturday’s game will be even bigger. A win tonight would give the Caps momentum as they look for revenge from having their heart broke on Valentines Day no pun intended.
#3 Playoff preview?
Right now the Hurricanes are first in the Metropolitan Division and second in the Eastern Conference. Which means should the Capitals finish with the first wild card spot, they could face the Hurricanes this spring. This game would be a playoff preview. The Caps so far are 0-1-1 against the Hurricanes.
They dropped the first matchup on Halloween night in Carolina in a shootout. They then fell to them on home ice on Tuesday night. Saturday will be payback as the Caps look for their first win this season against those “bunch of jerks.”