Stadium: Canadian Tire Centre (Ottawa)
Washington had a disappointing game, losing on home ice to Calgary in overtime. Now Peter Laviolette’s team will visit Ottawa. Will the Capitals manage to outplay the local Senators? We’ll pick a few options to bet on at once.Claim Welcome Bonus!
Ottawa have lost twice in a row
D.J. Smith’s team is off to a good start to the season. However, it is still clear that the Senators are hardly capable of stability yet and can’t claim anything serious. The previous two games confirm that. Ottawa lost 1-2 to San Jose and 2-3 to the New York Rangers. After spending a lot of energy destroying their opponent’s game, the Senators could not prove themselves offensively. In total, Ottawa had three losses and two wins.
Washington only failed in the first period of the last game
The Capitals got off to a terrible start last game on home ice against Calgary. Peter Laviolette’s team conceded three unanswered pucks and went into halftime down 0-3. A goalie change helped. Ilya Samsonov replaced Vitek Vanecek, and Washington didn’t concede any more goals and scored three times. Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Martin Fehervary each netted a goal. A great comeback that, however, did not win for Washington. 3-4 in overtime. However, the team showed character, which wasn’t a bad thing.
Expert Betting Tips
The Capitals are hardly satisfied with the match against Calgary and probably will do everything possible to improve in the fight with Ottawa. There’s good reason to believe Washington can get a win here. The Senators are a team with very limited resources and are unlikely to guarantee points, even at home, in a meeting with such a powerful opponent.
The prediction is a win for Washington.
- W2 for 1.60;
- Handicap 2 (-1) for 2.14.