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Islanders (Sound Tigers) @ Capitals (Bears) [game thread]

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New York Islanders (10-12-2) at Washington Capitals (13-9-3)

7 p.m. EST | [some such telco] Center | MSG+2

Some Capitals blogs: Japers' Rink (SBN) | Off Wing Opinion | On Frozen Blog

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It's AHL Night in the nation's capital. The latest recall for our foes is Keith Aucoin. Meanwhile, Radek Martinek -- who we knew would be out -- is forecast 2-4 weeks. Thomas "The Elbow" Pock fills in.

Man, that Marti: So solid in character, so breakable in physical constitution. Either he did some silly things in a previous life or -- I hope -- he's due some great fortune later in this one. This time he reinjured the shoulder by colliding with teammate Andy Sutton in practice.

For a Caps' eye view, check out the game thread at Japers' Rink. Of course, all visitors welcome in this here thread [crossing fingers that I'll be able to catch this game live].