Rick Tabaracci's No. 1 Concern

December 26, 1993|By Sandra McKee | Sandra McKee,Staff Writer

Washington Capitals goaltender Rick Tabaracci grew up in Toronto. A city kid playing street hockey on Faye Drive with 15 or 20 other kids after school and all day on weekends.

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Capitals goalie statistics through Thursday:

Player ... ... MP ... GA ... SO ... Avg ... W ... L ... T ... Svs ... Pct

Tabaracci ... 920 ... 43 ... 0 ... 2.80 ... 7 ... 8 ... 1 ... 421 ... .898

Beaupre ... .. 917 .. 50 ... 0 ... 3.27 ... 8 ... 6 ... 1 ... 425 ... .882

CAPITALS TONIGHT

Opponent: Pittsburgh Penguins

Site: USAir Arena, Landover

Time: 7:35

TV: HTS

Radio: WMAL (630 AM)

Outlook: The Capitals return to the ice after Thursday's well-played 1-0 loss to the Rangers. Washington lost its only previous meeting with the Penguins, 3-2 on Nov. 18. Pittsburgh beat Boston, 4-3, Thursday. The Caps will be without G Rick Tabaracci (sprained right wrist, day-to-day) and D Kevin Hatcher (broken hand). RW Peter Bondra (broken left hand) and D Al Iafrate (sprained right knee) also are day-to-day. G Olie Kolzig was recalled from AHL Portland because of Tabaracci's injury.

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