On the heels of the Caps win in Carolina, they turn around and have to play the Hurricanes again to finish the home and home preseason start tonight at the Verizon Center. According to Japer's Rink, it has been 156 days since hockey has been played at the phone booth. I can't count that high. Tonight, we will get a chance to see some Russians in the line up and others that skipped the trip south. More cuts may happen today as Bruce Boudreau shrinks his roster for camp.
The collection of AHL and a handful of NHLers pulled together for a 4-1 win. the Caps' power play was an impressive 2 for 3. It's been my pet peeve for the team from last year, the power play was not potent enough.
Now the Hurricanes look for some retribution. The Caps have a morning skate and I am sure they will release the roster for tonight sometime this morning. Even though it is just preseason it would be nice to see the Caps to keep the momentum going.
UPDATE: Braden Holtby, part of the Geatan Duschene Cup winning squad, was sent back down to juniors.