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(24-22-3) Vancouver Canucks vs. Washington Capitals (28-18-5)
Date: Tuesday, February 5th
Time: 7: PM
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Capitals -215
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NHL Betting Total: 6
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Is a matchup with the Canucks what Washington needs to get back on track. Washington has had a 7 game losing streak extending after the all-star break but has also beat the Western Conference leading Flames. Vancouver is a solid 4-4-2 over their last 10 but they also come into Tuesday’s contest on a B2B.
Vancouver fell 1-2 to the Flyers on Monday and the contest vs. Washington will be their 3rd road game in four nights. The Canucks overall had been playing well but you have to think fatigue sets in at some point although Vancouver did get off 42 shots on Monday.
One of the major downfalls of playing in back-to-back games is that Vancouver burned up 1st sting goaltender Jacob Markstrom vs. the Flyers and now must turn to backup Thatcher Demko. He will be making just his 3rd career start on Tuesday and behind a defense that is fatigued from games in consecutive nights.
Washington is still in a relatively solid spot at 7th in the Eastern Conference but to the naked eye the defending Stanley Cup Champions seem to be fading fast. Are the effects of last season’s historic run finally starting to catch up to Washington players or do they have the heart of champions and can turn it on at any time?
The Washington offense sure didn’t look great on Sunday as they were completely stonewalled by Tuukka Raask and Boston in a 0-1 shutout. The Caps have won just once in their last 9 games. One bright side of the Bruins loss was that G Braden Holtby was also outstanding. He should be able to repeat that performance against a lower tier Canucks offense.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Canucks are 2-10 their last 12 on 0 days rest
- Capitals are 1-8 their last 9 overall
- Capitals are 1-7 their last 8 vs. Western Conference
- Canucks are 1-6 the last 7 H2H meetings
Free Vancouver Canucks vs. Washington Capitals NHL Prediction:
Washington would normally have a tendency to overlook this game but they need wins in any and all spots nowadays. The loss vs. the Bruins broke a 14 game win streak that Washington had over Boston. Couple that with a 7 game losing streak that the team just endured and it’s evident that the Caps are in a win now mode.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Washington PL -1.5
The Caps get a big win vs. a fatigued Canucks squad.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Washington 4 – Vancouver 1
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