Stadium: Staples Center (Los Angeles)
Washington lost in Anaheim, once again losing to an opponent in overtime. The next stop on the Capitals' California tour is Staples Center in Los Angeles. The local Kings have been virtually unbeaten late and will surely be preparing to welcome the Capitals warmly.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Los Angeles are getting serious
Todd McLellan's team seems intent on making the playoffs this season. The Kings approach their matchup with Washington, D.C., finishing in the top 4 of the Pacific Division. But it's not even that fact that speaks best about the team's intentions. The Kings' winning streak is far more interesting, which was interrupted only in their last game against Winnipeg. And even that only in overtime. As a result, Los Angeles won 7 meetings in a row, from which the success at home against St. Louis and a convincing 5-1 in Toronto should be noted. Given the circumstances, a regulation time draw against Winnipeg should also be an excellent result for the resurgent Californians.
Washington failed to defend their Eastern Conference honour
Yesterday's game day concluded with two games between top teams from different conferences. Carolina were able to demonstrate the superiority of the East over the West, beating Vegas in regulation time. On the other hand, Washington failed to back the Hurricanes, losing in overtime to the Anaheim Ducks. Moreover, the Capitals should be happy with the point they earned for the tie in regulation time. After last week's game, Anaheim, which moved into 1st place in the conference, took the lead twice, while Washington battled back. The second time, Colin Wilson restored the balance 2.5 minutes before the final siren. Trevor Zegras scored in overtime in the final minute. Interestingly, the Capitals haven't won beyond 60 minutes yet this season. The loss to Anaheim was the fifth such game out of the Capitals' 16 this season.
Expert Betting Tips
Washington's second loss in a row is a real possibility. After an energy-consuming game against Anaheim at Los Angeles and with Jonathan Quick in the gate, the Capitals might not have the strength for it. Although, Peter Laviolette's team can certainly clinch a draw at Staples Center simply by playing their best players to a high standard.
- Asian handicap 1 (+0.25) for 1.71;
- X in regulation time for 4.00;
- Correct score 2-2 for 10.00.