- BC Games
Preview: Road-tested Canucks host mediocre Capitals, amazing Alex Ovechkin
By Canuck standards, this counts as a holiday.
Two days off? You mean, our boys actually got to rest for a reasonable amount of time after a seven-game road trip that took them on an all-over tour of America's eastern seaboard?
Their pot of copper at the end of the rainbow is a home game against the Washington Capitals – who are not hot – and Alex Ovechkin – who is. The Capitals are 5-6 through their first 11 games this year, while Ovechkin has scored 32 goals in his last 32 games, dating back to last season.
The Canucks enter Monday's affair with an 8-4-1 record, good enough for a temporary hold on fourth place in the uber competitive Western Conference.