College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
The Washington Capitals look to win their fourteenth straight at home when they welcome the Dallas Stars to the Verizon Centre. The Caps made two big moves at the trade deadline last Wednesday and they’ve already begun to pay off. Washington traded to get Scott Walker from the Carolina Hurricanes and Eric Belanger from the Minnesota Wild. Walker scored twice in his Capitals’ debut, while Belanger added a little insurance on Saturday night as the Capitals beat the New York Rangers 2-0 on Saturday night. The addition of these character guys gives Washington a great core ready for the postseason. Washington has won four straight and is the number one team in the league with 96 points. The Capitals are 12 points up on the second best in the East and three points ahead of the West-leading San Jose Sharks. Dallas on the other hand are eleventh in the West and six points out of a play off spot. The Stars have lost three straight including a 6-3 drubbing at the hands on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon. So Dallas had to deal with Sidney Crosby over the weekend and Monday kicks in with a game against Alexander Ovechkin. Alex the Great hasn’t scored in six straight games and is due for a break out game…be afraid Dallas….be very afraid.
In the Association there’s a big game going down tonight between a Western conference contender and an Eastern conference powerhouse. Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs are in Cleveland to take on LeBron James and the Cavaliers. The Spurs are on a four game winning streak, sit in the seventh spot in the West and hope to take advantage on a Shaq-less Cavaliers team. King James got the night off on Saturday night resulting in a 92-85 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. LBJ is well rested and ready to get his NBA-leading team back to it’s winning ways.