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Stadium: Capital One Arena (Washington)
Washington finished their road trip with a win over Winnipeg and will now take on Los Angeles. Will Alexander Ovechkin and others win another game? Let's pick a few options to bet on at once.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Washington had a good road trip
Peter Laviolette's team finished the mini away series with a confident 5-2 victory over Winnipeg. As a result, the Capitals scored points in all three away meetings. Prior to beating the Jets, Washington lost in overtime to Chicago and beat Buffalo in a shootout. The Capitals strengthened to No. 2 in the Metropolitan Division. The team has 18 wins and just five losses in regulation time out of 30 games since the start of the league.
In the game against Winnipeg, Alexander Ovechkin scored his 22nd goal of the season. In total, the great Russian sniper scored 752 goals in his career. Ovi is 14 goals away from Jaromir Jagr and third on the all-time list of best shooters.
L.A. had an unsuccessful run in Raleigh
The matchup with Washington is a back-to-back for Todd McLellan's team. The first part of the doubleheader ended in a loss for the Kings. At home in Raleigh, LAK was beaten by Carolina, 5-1. Overall, LAK now has 13 wins in 29 games, fifth place in the Pacific Division standings and five points behind the wild card zone in the West.
- Washington: Trevor Van Riemsdyk, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Garnet Hathaway, Anthony Mantha, Nicklas Backstrom will not play;
- Los Angeles: Drew Doughty, Andreas Athanasiou, Sean Walker, Cal Petersen, Alexander Edler will not play.
The opponents have already faced each other this season, the Capitals beating the Kings 2-0 away.
Expert Betting Tips
Jonathan Quick played with Carolina and Cal Petersen went on a covid protocol, so Los Angeles doesn't have both of their main goaltenders for the upcoming game against Washington. So, most likely, the Capitals will have no problem getting a result. Of course, we are expecting a goal, and maybe more than one, from Alexander Ovechkin as well.
Prediction: Washington will win.
- W1 (incl. overtime) for 1.41;
- W1 (reg. time) for 1.75;
- W1+TO (5.5) for 2.85.