The Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green led Team Staal will take on Team Lidstrom tonight in the NHL All-Star Game for the league's annual exhibition showcase title and some serious bragging rights.
Team Staal cruised to victory in the Honda SuperSkills competition last night, winning five of six events en route to a 33-22 victory. Islanders rookie Michael Grabner won the fastest skater, Ovechkin the breakaway challenge, Daniel Sedin the accuracy shooting, Zdeno Chara the hardest shot, and Corey Perry the elimination shootout.
Eric Staal is expected to start hometown boy Cam Ward in nets for his squad, while Nicklas Lidstrom will likely counter with Tim Thomas of the Bruins. Game time is scheduled for 4, but with all the intros and pre-game ceremonies, the puck probably won't actually drop until sometime around 4:25 or 4:30. Enjoy the game!
Welcome to Caps 'Round the Clock, a blog covering the Washington Capitals and the NHL. In season, I update the Blog after every practice and on game day with Caps news and information, and then provide a recap and analysis after each contest. I also write a periodical Prospect Watch and weekly feature pieces on the state of the Men in Red and other things Capitals. And of course, I will post videos and tidbits from around the League and offer my two cents as the season wears on. In the offseason, I write a Report Card for each player, and will keep you updated on all the news about the Caps through the summer. I'm glad you're here, and hope you come back!