Washington Capitals vs Vegas Golden Knights / NHL – Already after three rounds of the new season, we have a chance to watch a rerun of the last season’s Stanley Cup finals between the Capitals and Vegas. This will certainly be one of the most interesting duels in this round, in which Vegas will seek revenge for that defeat from a few months ago. We should also mention that both teams have experienced guest defeats in the previous round.
Washington Capitals vs Vegas Golden Knights begins 11.10.2018 at 02:00 CET
Washington is entering the season with new coach Todd Reirden, who replaced Barry Trotz on the bench. Their new coach is a man who knew the team very well, since Trotz was an assistant coach in the last two years, and he is certainly deserving for the fact that Washington became the champion. Trotz knows the team and does not need time to adjust. The Capitals had opened the season in a brilliant way and in the first round they mastered Boston in their hall with a convincing 7:0.
Domestic players have completely outplayed the guests and thus announced that they are one of the main favourites for winning Stanley Cup. However, in the second round they were defeated by the Penguins as guests in a phenomenal encounter where the viewers could see as many as 13 goals. It is difficult to repeat a similar match in this season, given that the end result was 7:6 for Pittsburgh. Even though the guests had the lead three times, this was not enough to score a victory and they ultimately lost after extra time. They are now returning to their hall where they will try to fix their game, especially in defence, because they were not at the right level in the last round.
Vegas Golden Knights
Even though they brought some great players during the summer break, the Golden Knights were already at the start of the championship defeated in front of their supporters. They lost to Philadelphia with 2:5 and it is certain that their fans were not thrilled with the opening of the season. The team of Vegas was strengthened by the former captain of Montreal Canadiens, Max Pacioretty, and Paul Stastny who came from Winnipeg Jets before the start of the championship. But they were left without Tomas Tatar, who was an important part of this team.
After the poor opening of the championship in the second round, they performed in Minnesota and this time they managed to celebrate a victory. Vegas players did not shine in this match, but they still celebrated afterwards with a score of 1:2. They have played the third match in the season against Buffalo. The players of Vegas were again at the height of the task and were defeated with a score of 4:2. They received a lot of goals at the start of the championship and this is the main cause of their bad results. If the situation gets even worse, they have a very difficult schedule and after this match they will play as guests two more times.
Washington Capitals vs Vegas Golden Knights PICK
At the beginning of the season, Vegas has problems with their team, given that strikers Alex Tuch and Cody Eakin are injured and that may be the reason for their bad performances lately. After a defeat in the previous round, the Capitals are now returning to their hall where they will once again try to defeat the Golden Knights, who have not yet forgotten their defeat in the Stanley Cup finals.
Pick: Washington Capitals win
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