Photo: flickr wallyg Writer: Jimmy Gold
There is no love loss between these two Eastern Metropolitan divisional rivals as the Washington Capitals take on the New Jersey Devils. The Washington Capitals are coming off a 0-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. The New Jersey Devils have not played since Tuesday. The Washington Capitals have not played since Tuesday.
It looks like Keith Kinkaid will get the call in this one. He was perfect in his most recent game, posting a 1 save percentage. Keith Kinkaid was not good when playing at home last season with a 0.874 SV% over 3 appearances.
Braden Holtby should be in goal for the Washington Capitals. His team gave him a moderate workload in his last game, allowing 1 goals on 26 shots. When playing away from home last season he posted a 0-3-0 record with a 0.924 save percentage.
The New Jersey Devils need to work on their structure as they've had trouble moving the puck up the ice this season. The New Jersey Devils are 10-8-3 when playing at home this season. The Washington Capitals have been masterful when playing on the road with a 13-5-5 record. The New Jersey Devils have gone 6-6 when playing Eastern-Metropolitan opponents this season. The Washington Capitals have gone 9-10 when playing Eastern-Metropolitan opponents this season. The New Jersey Devils are 6-18 when taking on a team with a winning record .
We like the New Jersey Devils to roll in this one. Side with the New Jersey Devils here.
Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
New Jersey Devils 146