Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights / NHL – As we predicted in our last analysis, Washington has defeated Vegas as guests and thus made a break. It was only the second defeat of Vegas in their hall in the last 11 games. The Capitals have once again confirmed why they were one of the best guest teams in the league. Begins: 03.06.2018. – 02:00 CET
The strongest part of Washington is their defensive game and therefore defeat in the first match with 6:4 was surprising. They have rarely received a large number of goals this season and we knew that Washington did not play the first match as they know and can. We expected that they would in the second game fix their game and this eventually happened. During the conference finals, they defetaed Lightning three times even as guests and those wins have brought them placement in the big finals.
Players of Washington have been in the first match gambled their 3:4 advantage and allowed the home team to make a turnover. Everything they did good in the first two thirds was spoiled in the last part when they received three goals in a row and were eventually defeated with a score of 6:4. But in the upcoming match, the Capitals have played much better, especially in defence and the result of that was a victory with 2:3. Thanks to this triumph, they now have the home court advantage in the seventh decisive match.
Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas has missed the opportunity in the past encounter to double their advantage and thus make the job easier in Washington. However, the guests have shown that they are not without reason in the big finals and now the Golden Knights will try to return the home court advantage they had before the start of the final series. In the last three matches in their hall, the Capitals have lost twice and it is certain that the Golden Knights are not without a chance in the next two games as guests.
Vegas has in the first match got the advantage in the game early, and it seemed as if they will record another win. However, the guests did not give up and, by the end of the first third, they scored they tied the score thanks to a goal Eller. In the second part, the Capitals have played much better than the home team and thanks to goals from Ovechkin and Orpik, they have reached a double advantage. Theodore succeeded in reducing the result in the second half and we expected a big fight in the last third. Even though the host players tried to equalize the score in all ways, the guests had endured all attacks and kept their net intact.
Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights PICK
Washington has already lost from Vegas this season on their field and now they have a chance for rematch. The guests have certain injury problems and cannot count on four players in the next duel. On the other side, Washington has no injury problems and that could decide the winner in the third final match.
Pick: Washington Capitals win
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