Happy December everyone! I am really glad that this Movember thing is over, and that I’ll get to see 23 clean-shaven Stars tonight at the pregame skate.
The Stars are riding a 4 game winning streak, and I’m sure they’d love to make it 5 in a row against the Capitals tonight. This is the first time since 2008 that Ovechkin has come to Dallas. The Caps have been playing very well recently and are leading the Eastern Conference, even though Ovie has only scored 10 goals so far this season. Maybe he’s becoming more of a team player?
There should be a pretty big crowd at the game tonight, but I expect there to be a lot of Caps fans. The Stars have also been flooding my email inbox telling me that I can still buy tickets for the game tonight so they’re pushing it pretty hard. Maybe one of these days we’ll have a sellout.
Who to watch tonight: Obviously Ovie is going to draw a pretty decent crowd, but Jamie Benn has a goal in each of the last 3 games and has been playing very well. Neuvirth should be in goal tonight for the Caps and he held Jamie scoreless in the Calder Cup Finals earlier this year. Look for Jamie to get a little revenge!
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