This game will be a huge test for the team. They’re playing the “best” team in the NHL right now… the undefeated Capitals. We’ll find out if the horseshoe has fallen out of Khabibulin’s ass yet… we’ll find out if our defense really is made of Swiss cheese… and we’ll find out if the Kid Line really is that good.
Looks like Theo Peckham returns for this one, with Whitney out.
This is also the final free-pass with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. After this game, they have to decide whether to send him back to the Red Deer Rebels, or if he will stay with the Oilers. Really, it would be crazy for the Oilers to send him back to Junior at this point though. It won’t happen.
Prediction: 6-4 Capitals