7:14 PM- Game's been underway for a few minutes now. Brent Johnson in goal rather than the the hilarious Jose Theodore. Alexander Semin just poked a goal past Roberto Luongo (not to be confused with some other Luongo). 1-0 Caps.
7:15- MP's instructions to Canucks: Alright, dudes, you need to win this game. The Thrash need to be first place in the Southeast by the end of tomorrow night's game.
7:16- HENRIK SEDIN SCORES ON MP'S COMMAND! WOOOOO! 1-1.
7:17- Sergei Fedorov playing defense for the Caps. So strange.
7:17- You kids need to know about Ryan Kesler. He plays third line for the Canucks, he's a great defensive/offensive power forward, and he's American. He'll be our premier checking line dude in 2010. And he already knows all about the ice at GM Place!
7:18- Canucks so far keeping the Caps pinned down in their own zone. Much more offensive than I remember.
7:21- Slapshot the Eagle looks trimmer this season.
7:21- Fedorov with a wrist shot, deflected by that Luongo person.
7:24- The Sedin Twins really are terrifying. Is it absolutely essential for them to sport the exact same facial hair? I bet their powers dry up if they shave differently.
7:25- Lots of poking.
7:26- Lots of hits! Luongo pokes and deflects another shot.
7:27- Alexander Ovechkin (not to be confused with another Ovechkin) takes a shot, misses.
7: 28- So I have this sore throat and cold that strikes every year at exactly this time. That's almost as odd as the Sedins. Hey, here's Daniel Sedin on the television.
7:30- "Thank you," he says.
7:30- Carolina losing to Detroit 1-0. Still early, but good. Canes sporting those awesome new red and black jerseys. They really ought to make those the official things.
7:31- Bam ba lam.
7:32- I'm obviously not paying attention. The Caps have been on a power play for like TEN MINUTES and I didn't even notice. Ovie gets knocked down, crowd at Verizon boos, no penalty on the Canuck. Power play nearly over.
7:33- Vancouver on the power play!
7:34- Sedins keep setting up some crazy juju. No dice so far.
7:35- Caps kill off the penalty. Alex Semin is a big deal.
7:35- Backstrom storms Luongo, shoots, Luongo deflects.
7:36- Penalty on Vancouver! Washington power play.
7:38- Pavol Demitra committed the sin of hooking, apparently. So judgmental, these officials. Haven't we all done a little hooking in our day?
7:38- Power play fifteen seconds old and the Caps still haven't scored. What fools.
7:39- Mike Green scores. He's a BMF. 2-1 Caps.
7:42- Some Cap messes with a Sedin, earns team a penalty.
7:45- End of first period. 2-1 Caps.
7:56- If the Rangers win tonight my fantasy team does better than Big Shooter. He has Brodeur, I have Lundquist.
8:06- A few minutes into the second period. Caps extremely aggressive. Luongo's quite good.
8:07- Excellent chance for the Canucks, but everyone slipped and fell down in front of the net and went home to weep.
8:08- Caps regain puck, charge into Canucks territory, fire a rocket into Luongo's glove. Stunning sa--Caps just scored. 3-1.
8:11- The Caps do not let up. They try to score, shoot the rebounding puck, fail to score again, shoot the rebound puck again, score. Semin with his second goal: 4-1 Caps.
8:12- Caps keeping Canucks in their own zone, super-offensive.
8:17- Ovechkin smashes Wellwood against the boards. Ovie is awfully big.
8:22- Shots on Goal: 19-3 Washington. Penalty called on Vancouver. Another goal for the Caps?
8:25- At least Monsieur Catalogues' fantasy goalie Luongo has given up 4 goals tonight.
8:31- Jesus tap dancing Christ, ANOTHER Washington power play?!
8:31- Fedorov is quite the PP point man.
8:32- Some Canuck gets whistled for interference. Caps have 2 man advantage. Prepare to lose another point in fantasy, Monsieur.
8:33- Penalty shot. Semin on Luongo. I predict Luongo stops it.
8:34- Arguing the call. Interference or penalty shot? Luongo chatting with ref. Semin anxious for the hat trick.
8:36- Semin not doing the penalty shot. Michael Nylander instead. Here we go.
8:36- NYLANDER SCORES. Shit. Was I wrong?
8:36- I'm closing in on M. Catalogues and his Luongo in fantasy hockey.
8:41- End of 2nd period. Luongo's been abandoned by his skaters. 5-1 Caps.
9:01- 3rd period underway. Lots of men with sticks.
9:02- Canucks looking a bit more aggressive, no, wait. Caps nearly score again. New non-Luongo goalie in net. None of this shitfest is Luongo's fault, of course.
9:09- I've lost interest.
9:13- Steve Bernier half-heartedly slaps some Caps.
9:32- Was there a Canucks-Caps game tonight?