For Bettingviking’s third boxing day special preview and prediction we’ve got some NHL action for you guys. There’s one game that really stood out for us statistically and that’s Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens. The Caps are 5-0 and the Canadiens are 0-5; read our preview and find out why and what our prediction for this game is.
The Washington Capitals are coming into this game with 5 victories at home aswell as 5 victories overall. It´s all a team effort for the Caps as they almost have 6 players with at least 10 goals and their keeper Holtby has an impressive 94.3% save percentage and 2.00 GAA. Though Ovechkin, Bäckström and Kuznetsov are standing out for the caps as all three players have managed at least 30 points each.
The Capitals are likely to be without T.J Oshie aswell as Brooks Orpik for this game.
The Montreal Canadiens will be coming into this game with 5 defeats on the road aswell as 5 defeats overall. Montreal is facing quite the exact opposite situation than the Capitals; just about everything is going wrong. They’re out shooting their opponents but not scoring and the goaltending is going south following Carey Price’s injury, Condon currently has a 84.2% save percentage aswell as 3.00 GAA.
Montreal will be without Jeff Petry, Devante Smith-Pelly, Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher for this game.
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The viking’s prediction for this game is that the Washington Capitals will win it with ease. Even if the Canadiens manages to recuperate during the christmas break and sort out their shooting one problem will persist and that’s the absence of their main man Carey Price. His amazing goaltending is what will get the Canadiens back on track, Condon had a good start to this year’s season but it’s hard for a NHL rookie to step into the shoes of a seasoned veteran such as Carey Price and carry your team out of a slump.
The other interesting picks for this game are Washington Capitals -1.5 and Home team over 2.5 goals.
Washington Capitals – Montreal Canadiens, 4-1 @ 18.00
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Washington Capitals – Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals -1.5 @ 2.65
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