Photo: flickr lava Writer: Jimmy Gold
We've got some interleague play in this one as the Washington Capitals host the Vancouver Canucks. In their latest game, the Vancouver Canucks lost 2-4 to the Florida Panthers. Jack Skille scored in the third period. Daniel Sedin scored in the third period. Daniel Sedin is in the top five in points for his team this year. Michael Chaput picked up an assist in the third period. The Vancouver Canucks are going to rely on all four lines tonight with this being a back-to-back.The Washington Capitals last played on Friday.
Braden Holtby is expected to get the call here. He has been superb this season with a 12-6-2 record and 2.18 GAA. He was mediocre in his most recent game, posting a 0.912 save percentage. Braden Holtby has a 1.93 GAA in his last 3 games.
Thatcher Demko will try to be a brick wall in net for the Vancouver Canucks.
The Washington Capitals have been great at home, posting a 10-4-0 record. The Vancouver Canucks have gone 4-8-1 on the road. The Washington Capitals have gone 2-1 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The Vancouver Canucks have gone 3-4 when playing Eastern-Metropolitan opponents this season. The Washington Capitals have been weak when playing against a team with a record above .500, posting 5 wins and 7 losses.
All of the value in this line is on the road club. The Vancouver Canucks will certain pepper the opposition with shots in this one.
Game Time: 5:05 PM ET
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