Barack Obama may live in the same town as the Capitals, but we know who he’s cheering for.
Game day, with the Washington Capitals in Montreal, and I could say it could be a beauty but I could say it might not be either. Action-wise, that is. As long as the Habs win, however it happens, it’s a beauty.
Washington isn’t the offensive juggernaut we’ve seen since Alexander Ovechkin arrived on the scene. They have scored just five more goals than Montreal (189-184) on the season so far, and we all know the Habs aren’t exactly the 1976 version when it comes to filling nets.
The Caps have also allowed 182 goals as opposed to the Canadiens 172, but we have Carey Price in goal and the ultra-conservative Jacques Martin behind the bench so it’s not exactly rocket science. And Alex Ovechkin has netted just 28 goals so far, which is roughly half of what he ends up with every year.
And the coaches? Behind closed doors, Jacques Martin probably isn’t exactly a choir boy. On the other side, Bruce Boudreau, as we saw in the HBO special 24/7, says a couple of swear words now and again.
Washington is presently on an eight-game winning streak which might be a good thing for the the Habs. Winning streaks get stopped, and I can’t think of a better time than now. Just be aware, it might not be a barn-burner. (However, if it is a tremendously exciting game, forget I said this).
And if it’s not, you can amuse yourself by reading Bruce Boudreau’s lips when the camera’s on him.