Stadium: Capital One Arena (Washington)
Florida surprisingly took the game against back-to-back Philadelphia to overtime and, while still getting the win in overtime, can hardly be pleased with themselves. Will the Panthers be able to prove themselves better away against Washington? There are several betting options to choose from.Claim Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Washington are still on fire
The first quarter of the regular season has come to an end, and the Capitals’ leaders still do not want to stop. Alexander Ovechkin has encouraged himself and his teammates to such an extent that Washington can hold on to that excitement for the rest of the season. With their game against Florida, Peter Laviolette’s team is sitting in third place in the Eastern Conference standings with 12 wins in their 20 games played.
In the previous game, the Capitals handled Montreal 6-3 on home ice. Ovechkin did not score this time, but added two assists, solidifying his third place in the season’s scoring race. The Russian now has 33 points on his 15+18 performance. Only Edmonton stars McDavid and Draisaitl are higher. In 5th place, by the way, is another star Russian from the Capitals, Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has 7+17.
Florida win game after game again
As uneven as the Panthers' quality of play may have been against Philadelphia, the fact remains that the Sunrise have yet another winning streak. The Panthers approach the game in Washington with 4 wins in a row and the No. 1 seed in the entire Eastern Conference.
As for the game against the Phila, it ended 2-1 in overtime. The winning goal was scored by defenseman Aaron Ekblad. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves, while the Panthers took 45 shots on goal.
Expert Betting Tips
Washington will be very difficult to outplay Florida. First of all, simply because the Panthers have hardly lost at all this season. Second, Sergei Bobrovsky has a grudge against the Capitals. In this season's game against Washington, the Russian goalie had a fine first period with a clean run but was unable to appear in the second period due to injury. Bobrovsky will surely be eager to follow through with what he started then, becoming an insurmountable obstacle for Ovechkin and Kuznetsov.
We predict that Florida will not lose in an underwhelming game.
- X2 and Total Under 8.5 for 1.80;
- Individual Total 1 Under 3 for 1.90;
- W2 for 2.00.