The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers will square off on Thursday; in what many NHL fans thought might be a potential Eastern Conference Final. While the Flyers playoff position is secure, the Capitals are merely fighting for their lives.
Thursday is going to be a measuring stick for Washington. Their preseason goals were not only to make the playoffs but to be a Stanley Cup contender. At this point, nobody believes that will be the case but getting wins like this is a start. The only problem is that their without their lead goaltender Tomas Vokoun, they’re playing their fifth straight road game and the Philadelphia Flyers are playing pretty well these days. Other than that, Washington is in great shape.