Saturday, Jan 17th : Washington Caps @ Colorado Avalanche (9:00pm)
On Saturday night the Caps look for their 2nd straight win as they head a mile in the sky Jetsons style to visit the Colorado Avalanche. This will be the only meeting between the two teams this season. The Avs are struggling at 14-18, but the Caps are only 4 points better at 16-14.
The Caps are starting to turn their record around and have won 4 out of their last 6 and the Avs are headed the other way losing 4 out of 5. The Caps get Mike Green back in the locker room, but not back on the ice. The Avs will be without David Jones and Brandon Yip, who will be replaced by a couple minor leaguers.
Varley and his sub par 3.14 GAA are "injured" and will not be playing... :(
If Dale Hunter goes with the hot goalie, Neuvy is his man. Although his GAA is a crazy 3.38, Michal earned his 1st shutout of the season on Thursday night against the Jets in Winnipeg and he has only given up 1 goal in his last 4 periods.
Since this is my first season with the Caps, I don't know much about Varlamov or the circumstances on which he left town. I do know that if the more the Avalanche lose, the better it is for the Caps because Varley was traded for Colorado's 1st round pick. However, it seems like lots of Caps fans are still big Varley fans...knowing hockey it will be Vokoun vs Giguere...