Caps v. Jets Pre-Game: Back in the Phone Booth

DC Sports Nexus ---- Friday, March 23, 2012

Written by: Amanda Sansone, Caps B-Ball Contributor

There's not much that can be said about tonight's game that hasn't already been said already. The Caps need to win this and win it good. They need to demolish those stupid, cheating, crummy, good-for-nothing Jets. Last week's loss to them was a joke, the result of a lot of bad luck and bad bounces and horrendous reffing. The Caps should have demolished the Flyers last night, but bad luck and sitting back offensively in the back half of the game cost them (also putting Aucoin and Brouwer in the shoot out was probably not smart... should've been Chimmer, Matty P, Knubes, or Brooksie...). Anywho, tonight is a must win. Tonight is retribution. Tonight is epic. It must be filled with blood and glory. The Sabre's are hot on our tails, but Ottawa is falling and falling fast. We're only 3 points behind 7th and we can overtake it with 2 wins (or a win an an OT loss) if Ottawa stays on the downward spiral. Likewise, we're only 4 points behind Florida-- if we can edge them out or tie them, we can take 1st in the division and 3rd in the conference.

Tonight, the Caps need to play hard and fast. Instead of the Dump and Chase, they needs to be strong on the forecheck, cycle the puck, and crash the net. The more time spent in the Jets' zone, the more we can stifle their offense, which can be pretty good at times. They're terrible on the road, so we cannot let them have this one. They need energy and they need focus. We should have every reason to believe that there will be a playoff spot reserved for the boys in red.

It's been a long time on the road and they should have some great momentum heading home. I'll be parking myself in section 400 with my Laich jersey for what will probably be my last regular season game... but I demand a playoff showing! I have 10s of dollars to spend from my annual "bonus," and I can't think of any better use than playoff tickets. Don't blow it!!!  Let's do this thing!

Welcome home, Caps! Time to wreak havoc and destruction!

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