The Washington Capitals will host the Vegas Golden Knights for an NHL game on Wednesday night. This game will be a rematch of last season’s Stanley Cup Final that was won by the Washington Capitals in five games. The Golden Knights will look to get some revenge against the Capitals in this contest.
The Washington Capitals got off to a terrific start this season, blowing out the Boston Bruins by a score of 7-0 in the season opener. Washington suffered a tough, 7-6 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in game two of the season. The Golden Knights are off to a rough start this season, going just 1-2 in their first three games. The Washington Capitals are -175 against the Knights in this game.
Capitals Scoring Goals In Bunches
The Washington Capitals have been the highest scoring team in the NHL so far this season, after finishing near the top last season as well. Washington is averaging 6.5 goals per game this season, but it has only led to one victory. Right winger T.J. Oshie leads the team with five points this season, including a trio of goals through the first two games of the season. The Capitals have a deep and talented roster.
Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has been inconsistent to start the 2018 season. Holtby posted a shutout in the season opener, but then gave up a whopping seven goals in the team’s second game. Holtby was a big reason that the Capitals were Stanley Cup Champions a season ago, and he should return to top form soon. The Washington penalty kill needs to perform better in this game as well.
Vegas Struggling To Score
The Vegas Golden Knights had a deep lineup last season, but their offense has gotten off to a slow start in 2018. The Golden Knights have recorded just two goals in each game this season, and only have two points on the season. Center Jonathan Marchessault has been the offensive start for Vegas this season, tallying four points including a pair of goals.
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has had a rough start to the 2018 season, and the Golden Knights need him to be better. Fleury has already given up ten goals through three games this season, and the veteran got taken out midway through the Knights season opener. Fleury will need to find his game again as he is facing one of the best offense in the NHL in this contest.
Capitals Beat Knights Again
The Capitals look to be strong contenders to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions this season. The Capitals have a deep roster and they have been scoring goals at a record pace. The Golden Knights have gotten off to a slow start this season, and their task won’t get any easier in this game, especially on the road. Look for the Capitals to stay hot, and pick up their second win of the season in this game. Bet the Washington Capitals -175 over the Vegas Golden Knights.