Washington Capitals (9-3-0) vs. Dallas Stars (10-3-0) Location: Verizon CenterTime: 7:00 PMTV: Comcast SportsNet (HD) (Game On!)Familiar Faces of Former Caps: Krys Barch (1998 Draft Pick) Former Stars: Jeff Halpern (140 GP, 2006-08), John Erskine (107 GP, 2001-06)Our Bloguin Partner: Stars of Big D
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The Washington Capitals, owners of the second-best winning percentage in the league (.750), take to the ice tonight to become #1. Tonight's battle pits the top-two teams in the NHL against each other, and it should be an excellent match-up. The Capitals are the second-highest scoring team in the league (3.92 GPG) behind the Flyers, they have the 4th best powerplay (25%), and they have the best winning percentage in the league when their opponent scores first (.857), better than their percentage when they score first (.600). The Caps are strong on all 4 lines, on defense, and in goal, and are an excellent match for the Stars.