Of course, I have had many other theories in my life too, like the theory that it's ok to put a Chinese takeout container in the microwave without it exploding into metal-induced flame, so I could be completely wrong.
For the Caps side of things, please head over to my good buds at Rock the Red.net. Their game preview's a good way to get an idea of what to expect from the opposition. If you're more interested in the Thrashers' side of things, I'll be doing a gameday storystream with constant updates all day long at SBNation Atlanta. Do follow along!