Photo: flickr cydeorama Writer: Jimmy Gold
On Saturday in the NHL, we've got a match-up between the Washington Capitals and the Ottawa Senators. In their latest game, the Washington Capitals won 5-0 over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Daniel Winnik scored once for the Washington Capitals. John Carlson had a very offensively productive game with 1 goals and 1 assists. It was a multi-point game for Nate Schmidt who picked up 2 points. Andre Burakovsky scored once for the Washington Capitals. Justin Williams scored in the third period. Nicklas Backstrom picked up an assist in the second period. It might take a period or two for the Ottawa Senators to get back in the saddle as they have had a good amount of time off.
It looks like Mike Condon will get the call in this one. He last played on Sunday and put together a 0.929 save percentage. He has been average recently, with a 0.901 save percentage in his last 5 appearances.
Braden Holtby will try to be a brick wall in net for the Washington Capitals. He was perfect in his most recent game, posting a 1 save percentage. Holtby has been great over his last 10 games, posting a 0.921 save percentage.
Guy Boucher would love to improve the team's backend as his team is getting killed in puck possession. The Ottawa Senators are 11-5-4 when playing at home this season. The Washington Capitals have been dominant when playing on the road with a 9-4-4 record. The Ottawa Senators have gone 6-4 when playing Eastern-Metropolitan opponents this season. The Washington Capitals have gone 6-9 when playing Eastern-Atlantic opponents this season. The Ottawa Senators have been average when playing winning teams, posting 7 wins and 8 losses. The Ottawa Senators have been okay when playing against a team with a record above .500, posting 7 wins and 8 losses.
This one should be a good old fashioned barn burner. Take the over to prevail in this game.
Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
Over 5 -132