The Caps are on the ball; here's the dope:
Bruins are in town three times to face Alexander Ovechkin and company: one preseason game on September 28th, then Tuesday, October 19th for the first of a home-and-home, with the B's opening at TD Garden against the Caps two nights later on the 21st.
Then the B's, close out their regular season visit to Washington on Friday, November 5th. This beats the two games in the final week of the season that we endured last year. The series wraps on Saturday, December 18th at the TD Garden.
Caps also are in the 2011 Winter Classic in Pittsburgh. I broke the rumor way back in February and got the teams right, but venue wrong. 2 out of 3 ain't bad. But, the Caps have been promised their own WC sometime soon by the NHL according to owner Ted Leonsis, so we'll see. The NHL may kill its golden goose with these forced AO-Sidney Crosby matchups, but it is what it is.
So, Bruins schedule release should be any time now. Keep your eyes peeled.