Saturday, December 4, 2010

Game Day: Caps

Yes, I know, that's not a capitol building. It's my favorite non-historical/memorial site in DC. Settled in amongst the Capital's China Town just a block away from the Arch, Capital Q serves real Texan barbecue with all of the good sides. If you're taken in by your Oriental surroundings, you can get your 'cue served over rice with a pair of chopsticks. It's also one of the very few places in the District where you can get sweet tea. That's right, though DC was put where it was as part of a compromise that put the Capital in the South, it's now a very norther/international city where one must quest for Southern table wine.

Evander Kane has been skating with the team but there's no telling yet whether or not he'll be ready to go after taking that slapshot off the inside of his knee Tuesday night. Kane tweeted on Friday that he's feeling better but wasn't sure himself if he'd be ready to go today.

The loss to the Pens on Thursday night denied the Thrashers a franchise best 7 game winning streak and extended Pittsburg's unbeaten span to 8 matches. However, the team should still have their heads held high after battling back and having a chance to tie the game in the closing minutes. Even in the three games Atlanta dropped prior to starting their 7 game streak, they played very well against the cream of the crop in losses to the Pens and Caps that were one goal contests but for empty net goals in the final seconds of each.

In fact, the only "bad game" the team has produced in their past ten was the 2-1 loss to the Panthers on November 17.

No word as to who will be starting on goal tonight for the Thrashers and there is no pregame skate today due to the MCI Verizon Center playing host to a Georgetown University basketball game this afternoon.

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