Blues-Capitals production meeting

Blues-Capitals production meeting
November 29, 2011, 6:12 pm
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Welcome to our production meeting post. This is your behind-the-curtain look at our TV broadcasts here on Caps Talk before Caps games. This information comes to you directly from our game producers, who often spend several days creating the material necessary for a single game telecast. Here are a few things for you to look for this afternoon (starting at 7:00) on our coverage of Blues-Capitals on Comcast SportsNet-HD:

The Capitals will be looking to break a two-game losing streak as Dale Hunter makes his NHL coaching debut after taking over for Bruce Boudreau

Dale Hunter is the third consecutive coach hired by the Capitals during the middle of a season and the 11th coach in Washingtons history to be hired mid-season. The Capitals have won three of the last four debuts for coaches that were hired in the middle of a season.

Washington is 4-1-1 against St. Louis in its last six games

Caps haven't lost to St. Louis at home since Jan. 28, 2003

Nickals Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin have had success against the Blues
-Both averaged over a point per game agasint St. Louis in their careers
-Ovie has 8 points in six career games vs. St. Louis
-Backstrom has 6 points in fiver career games vs. St. Louis