Free NHL Playoffs Prediction: Capitals vs Lightning NHL Betting Odds
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(0-0) Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (0-0)
We have reached the Eastern Conference Finals with the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning facing off in a best of seven series.
The series will kick off at Amalie Arena. The winner of this series will reach the Stanley Cup Finals and face off with either the Winnipeg Jets or Vegas Golden Knights.
The Washington Capitals have finally made it over the hump and have reached the Eastern Conference Finals but they can’t be satisfied with that.
For the Capitals they have the team and the talent to win the Stanley Cup, it just seems every year they get the hiccups during the playoffs and they can’t figure out how to win.
In this series, the Lightning are a good offensive team, and the Capitals are too, but the defense is going to need to be strong in this series.
They need to be the aggressive team early in the series and try to steal at least a game in the first two games.
If they can do that they will have a chance in this game, but if the defense struggles early in this series they could be out of it before they even get back to Washington.
Tampa Bay Lightning
On the other side of this matchup is the Tampa Bay Lightning who come into this series as slight favorites to win this series but many still believe they will be the team to win the Stanely Cup.
In their first round series of against the New Jersey Devils it didn’t take much work for them to advance winning four of the game games played.
The same was the case against the Boston Bruins in the second series. They were the heavy favorites and they lost game and people panicked.
All they did after that though, was win four straight games and advance to this series.
To win this series the offense is going to need to be good but they can’t let the defense get away from them. If the defense struggles there is a good chance they lose this series.
Free Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Series Prediction:
The Lightning are the better team but the Capitals seem to be a team of destiny.
4* Free NHL Series Betting Pick: Capitals in Six
I think they will win each of the first two games, and then they will close out the series in six games.
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