Jet Up Jet Out & Jet Somethin'

DC Sports Nexus ---- Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thursday, Dec 15th:  Washington Capitals @ Winnipeg Jets (8:30pm)

On Thursday night the Caps (15-14, 31) will face the Jets (14-16, 32) over 1,500 miles away from home in Winnipeg.  Yeah, the Jets are under .500 but have more points than the above .500 Caps.  Yay NHL!

The Jets are coming off a win against the number 1 team in the NHL, the Minnesota Wild, after being blown out 7-1 the game before against the Red Wings.  The Caps are coming off of taking a blowout beating of their own, a 5-1 loss to the Flyers on Tuesday night.

Last time the Caps came to Winnipeg in November, they lost 4-1 in front of Pat Sajak and a loud MTS Center crowd happy to have hockey back.  Winnipeg has a great crowd and they can get very loud.  If it is anything like the last meeting, the fans will be all over Ovechkin all night, booing and chanting his name.

The teams faced each other less than a week later in DC and the Caps defeated the Jets in Overtime 4-3 where Bruce Bourdreau thought he was in the midst of saving his job.  The Caps dropped 2 games after that and BB was Gone Baby Gone.

These days the offense can't really trust the goalies so in order to win this game the Caps are going to have to score some goals and the D needs to shut down the Big Red Machine, Evander Kane.

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