The Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals meet in NHL action from the Capital One Arena on Tuesday night.
Golden Knights Shut Out Sharks
The Vegas Golden Knights come into this one looking to build on their 5-0 win over the San Jose Sharks in their last matchup. William Karlsson leads the Golden Knights in scoring with 18 points including a team-high 8 goals and 10 assists while Jack Eichel has 15 points with 6 goals and 9 assists and Mark Stone has 14 points with 4 goals and 10 assists of his own. Shea Theodore has 12 points with 9 assists and Chandler Stephenson’s got 10 points with 8 assists. Adin Hill has gone 7-1-1 with a 1.75 GAA and a .939 save percentage while Logan Thompson has gone 5-1 with a 2.31 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season.
Vegas Golden Knights Team Facts
The Golden Knights have won each of their last six games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
The Golden Knights have covered the puck line in 13 of their last 14 night games following a home win.
The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Golden Knights' last five games as favorites against the Capitals.
The Golden Knights have won the second period in each of their last four night games following a home win.
Capitals Hold Down Islanders
The Washington Capitals come into this one looking to build on their 4-1 win over the Islanders last time out. Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals in scoring with 11 points including 4 goals and a team-high 7 assists while Tom Wilson has 8 points with 3 goals and 5 assists. Evgeny Kuznetsov also has 8 points with 3 goals and 5 assists while John Carlson also has 8 points with a team-high 7 assists. Dylan Strome’s also contributed a team-high 6 goals this season. In goal for Washington, Darcy Kuemper has gone 3-3-2 with a 3.07 GAA and an .892 save percentage while Charlie Lindgren is 2-1 with a 2.35 GAA and a .927 save percentage and Hunter Shepard is 2-0 with a 2.50 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.
Washington Capitals Team Facts
The Capitals have lost each of their last eight Tuesday games at Capital One Arena.
The Capitals have failed to cover the puck line in seven of their last eight night games following a road win.
The Capitals have lost the third period in each of their last five games at Capital One Arena following a road win.
The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in seven of the Capitals' last eight games.
The Washington Capitals ranks 31st in the league for goals per game this season (2.31).
The Washington Capitals ranks 30th in the league in power play percentage this season (7.89%).
The Vegas Golden Knights ranks 2nd in the league for goals against per game this season (2.13).
The Vegas Golden Knights are one of four teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
I’m going to side with the under here. This to me just feels like a low-scoring battle between one of the best defensive teams in the NHL in Vegas, and a Capitals team playing arguably their best hockey of the season so far and are tightening things up defensively as well. This just has the makings of a first to 3 wins kind of game in my opinion, so give me the under here.