Know The Enemy – Devils vs Washington Capitals

Posted by on December 21, 2010

A few notes and stats to get you caught up on tonight’s opponent:


- Martin Brodeur gets the start tonight. He will likely face Michal Neuvirth.

- Both games between these teams this season have ended with the home team winning by five goals.

- The Devils’ lines have been juggled yet again. The lines for the game tonight should look like this:

Ilya Kovalchuk – Tim Sestito – Mattias Tedenby
Patrik Elias – Travis Zajac – Jamie Langenbrunner
Brian Rolston – Dainius Zubrus – Adam Mair
Rod Pelley – Jason Arnott – David Clarkson

Colin White – Henrik Tallinder
Andy Greene – Mark Fayne
Anton Volchekov – Anssi Salmela
Matt Corrente

- John MacLean has said he may start seven defensemen tonight. No word on what forward would sit if that’s the case.

- For all your Caps blogging needs, check out Japers Rink.

2010-2011 CAPITALS
# Pos Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
8 L Alex Ovechkin 35 12 26 38 7 25 2 0 3 155 7.7
19 C Nicklas Backstrom 35 11 23 34 7 12 4 1 1 86 12.8
28 L Alexander Semin 32 18 15 33 7 43 6 1 1 107 16.8
21 C Brooks Laich 35 8 13 21 10 14 4 1 2 93 8.6
74 D John Carlson 35 3 12 15 6 32 0 0 2 60 5.0
22 R Mike Knuble 32 6 8 14 4 12 2 0 0 82 7.3
52 D Mike Green 28 5 9 14 5 34 3 0 1 67 7.5
16 R Eric Fehr 33 5 7 12 -3 12 2 0 0 84 6.0
25 L Jason Chimera 35 4 6 10 -11 35 1 0 0 74 5.4
26 C Matt Hendricks 34 4 6 10 -4 59 1 0 2 48 8.3
10 R Matt Bradley 28 3 5 8 2 31 0 0 0 30 10.0
4 D John Erskine 33 3 4 7 1 45 0 0 1 25 12.0
3 D Tom Poti 16 2 4 6 -2 6 0 0 0 18 11.1
23 D Scott Hannan 32 0 6 6 -8 12 0 0 0 24 0.0
89 D Tyler Sloan 18 1 5 6 -3 6 0 0 0 12 8.3
39 L David Steckel 29 3 3 6 -6 17 0 1 1 34 8.8
85 C Mathieu Perreault 9 4 2 6 5 6 1 0 1 17 23.5
55 D Jeff Schultz 29 0 5 5 5 10 0 0 0 14 0.0
27 D Karl Alzner 35 2 3 5 0 14 0 0 0 38 5.3
90 C Marcus Johansson 23 3 2 5 -5 2 0 0 0 30 10.0
15 R Boyd Gordon 22 1 3 4 -1 6 0 0 1 28 3.6
44 D Brian Fahey 7 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0
17 L DJ King 8 0 1 1 -2 15 0 0 0 3 0.0
63 R Andrew Gordon 4 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
83 R Jay Beagle 3 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0
# Goalie GPI GS Min GAA W L OT SO SA GA Sv% G A PIM
30 Michal Neuvirth 24 22 1330 2.66 13 6 2 1 631 59 .906 0 0 0
1 Semyon Varlamov 10 9 590 2.54 4 4 1 1 272 25 .908 0 0 2
70 Braden Holtby 5 4 203 3.84 2 2 1 0 84 13 .845 0 0 0

NEW JERSEY Devils vs. WASHINGTON Capitals

All-Time regular season record vs Caps:
(W – L – T – OT L – SO L)
67 – 73 – 8 – 1 – 0

Goals for: 435 Goals against: 480

All-Time post season record vs Caps:
6 – 7

Goals for: 43 Goals against: 44

Home games vs Caps: 42 – 33 – 4 – 1 – 0

Road games vs Caps: 31 – 47 – 4 – 0 – 0

Last season: 3 – 1
Oct 12, 2009 @ Was – New Jersey 3 – 2 Washington (SO)
Nov 4, 2009 @ NJ – New Jersey 3 – 2 Washington
Nov 14, 2009 @ NJ – New Jersey 5 – 2 Washington
Dec 26, 2009 @ Was – Washington 4 – 1 New Jersey

This season: 1 – 1
Saturday October 9th, 2010 – NJ 2 at 7 Washington
Monday November 22nd, 2010 – Washington 0 at 5 NJ
Tuesday December 21st, 2010 – NJ at Washington
Friday March 18th, 2011 – Washington at NJ

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    Really nice work