Stadium: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit)
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Detroit continue to surprise
On the eve of their game against Washington, the Red Wings had another great stretch, winning three straight times. First, Detroit closed the road trip with a hard-fought 4-3 overtime win over Buffalo. Then they took turns beating Vegas 5-2 and Edmonton 4-2. At this rate, the resurgent Detroit could be in contention for a playoff spot this season. The Red Wings are ranked in the top 4 of the Atlantic Division, with roughly the same numbers as Toronto and Tampa Bay. Only Florida is higher.
An important development for Detroit was the return to the ice of captain Dylan Larkin. The Wings’ first unit is back in optimal form and continues to tear up the league. Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi, and Lucas Raymond combined for nearly 40 points on goal+passes.
Washington snapped their losing streak
The Capitals won their previous game, beating Buffalo 5-3. In this way, Peter Laviolette’s team interrupted their unpleasant losing streak, which reached three games in a row. The Capitals failed to visit Florida, losing to both the Lightning and the Panthers, and failed to cope with a tough Philadelphia 1-2 on their home ice. For the game against Detroit, Washington are approaching the game in 3rd place in the Metropolitan Division with six wins and six losses. Still, only 2 of those were allowed by the Capitals in regulation time.
In the winning game against Buffalo, Alexander Ovechkin scored another goal, the 741st of his career. In the sniping race, the great Russian forward caught up with legendary American Brett Hull, coming in 4th place in the list of snipers in NHL history. Only Jaromir Jagr, Gordie Howe, and Wayne Gretzky are now ahead of Ovechkin.
Expert Betting Tips
It’s far from certain that Washington will win in Detroit in regulation time. The Red Wings are getting more excited in the current championship and have outplayed the challenging Golden Knights and Oilers ahead of the Capitals meeting. Why shouldn’t Jeff Jeff Blashill’s team now also trouble Washington?
Both can win but let’s play for totals. The Red Wings’ first unit is back in training camp and will likely produce against the struggling Capitals.
- Asian Total Over 5.75 goals for 1.98;
- Asian Total Over 5.75 goals for 1.85;
- Each team will score over 2.5 for 2.85.