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Last Saturday night's game was about the last two undefeated teams playing for the right to be the only undefeated team. Tonight's game against Edmonton has a much different vibe to it. Edmonton comes in at a respectable 4-2-2 record, with all of their wins coming against 2010 playoff teams. They are going to be looking to add to that list in front of a hometown crowd who haven't hosted a playoff game since 2004.
The Washington Capitals are favored today but here is the one key to becoming only the sixth team in NHL history to start a season 8-0-0. Keep doing what you are doing. The Caps know that they can beat any team in the league, but they need to make sure they don't mentally skip by any games. Four days off is a long time in this league and they need to avoid coming out sluggish in this one. Alex Ovechkin needs to come out and make a few big hits early and establish the tempo of the game. The Oilers just caught Vancouver sleeping. Give them an early lead, and they will have the confidence they need to do the same to us.
KEY MATCH UP:
Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle vs. Karl Alzner and John Carlson
The Oilers win or lose with their first line of Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins and Hall. Keep them frustrated and they will have a tough time beating us.
FIGHT ON DMV!