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Capitals Schedule 2011: Washington Kicks Off Slow Week Against Nashville

The Capitals will have a slow week as they face the Nashville Predators at home, then head out ont he road to face the New Jersey Devils.

The Washington Capitals have been playing incredibly inconsistent Hockey under their new coach Dale Hunter, and are coming off a loss to the Colorado Avalanche over the weekend. They won't have very much of a chance to build any positive momentum this week as they will only play two games.

The first of which is at home against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday at 7pm.The Predators have five more points than the Capitals on the year, despite struggling with offense at times. They rank just 17th in the NHL, scoring an average of 2.6 goals per game. They do, however, boast one of the most potent power plays in all of Hockey, scoring on 21.5% of their opportunities, good for 5th best in the League.

The Capitals will then take a brief trip up I-95 to face the New Jersey Devils on Friday at 7 pm. The Devils don't shine in either goals or goals allowed per game, but they do have an 18-13-1 record this season. They also have the absolute best penalty kill percentage in the NHL, stopping 92.5%of opponents opportunities.

We'll have plenty more on these games throughout the week, please head over to our source for all things Capitals, Japers' Rink.