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(2-2) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals (2-2)
2017 NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference Quarter Finals Game 5
Date: Friday April 21st
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Washington -214
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Washington -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Game four saw the first game of this Toronto Washington series to end in regulation, as the Capitals won 5-4 in Toronto. Game five shifts back to Washington, D.C. and the Capitals will look to gain the lead in the series.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto had another gutsy comeback against Washington, after allowing four goals in the first period.
Zach Hyman scored his first goal of the playoffs in the first period and got support from James van Riemsdyk in the second, and Auston Matthews & Tyler Bozak in the third.
Each of these three Maple Leaf skaters recorded their second goals of the playoffs, showing that the young guys are key to winning this series for Toronto.
Unfortunately, T.J. Oshie’s goal in the third period for Washington put the game just out of reach for Toronto, as the team dropped the game and Washington evened up the series 2-2.
The defense has to improve for Toronto in game five, otherwise this series might get out of reach if Washington can go on a scoring spree again.
Washington came out angry and aggressive in game four after losing in overtime in game three. The Capitals scored four goals in the first period, including T.J. Oshie’s first goal of the playoffs, along with Tom Wilson’s second and third goals of the series.
Oshie got the game winner in the third period, off a Nicklas Backstrom assist, and the Capitals evened up the series.
Star and captain Alex Ovechkin got his third of the series. He’s been generating much more offense in the past couple of games, getting three shots on goal in this one.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Washington is 11-2 SU in the last 13 games
- The UNDER is 4-2 in Toronto’s last six games
Free Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals NHL Playoff Prediction:
Washington got aggressive in game four, tallying four goals in the 1st period and winning on a fifth goal. The Capitals should keep up that aggression in game five at home and should take the series lead.
4* Free Game 5 NHL Betting Pick: Toronto ATS
All four games have ended up being separated by one goal so, if you’ve been keeping with the Toronto ATS bet, you’re having a good time. I’m not changing this pick and sticking with Toronto to cover the spread.
NHL Game 5 Free Score Prediction: Toronto 3 – Washington 4
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