Opponent: New York Rangers
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York
Time: 7: 30
TV/radio: HTS/WTEM (570 AM), WWLG (1360)
Outlook: The Capitals (1-5) are looking to avoid their worst start since opening 1-6 in 1993-94. Washington has played better in losses to Buffalo and Pittsburgh, but has not put together a solid game. Peter Bondra, the man the Caps are depending on for consistent scoring, has three goals but has been shut out in four of the team's six games. C Joe Juneau (bruised nerve in leg) has been cleared to play. The Rangers (3-4-2) feature veteran Wayne Gretzky (three goals, seven assists), who leads the team in scoring, and Mark Messier (one goal, six assists) and rookie Daniel Goneau, who has five goals in his past five games, to be New York's leading goal scorer.
Pub Date: 10/23/96