Washington Capitals (28-7-3) at Boston Bruins (20-13-4)
|Date & Time||Tuesday January 5, 2016, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Boston Bruins +104 / Washington Capitals -115 --- Over/Under: 5
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The Capitals look to get back in the win column and extend their lead in the Metro division as they head into Boston to battle the Bruins who play their first game after losing in the Winter Classic.
The Washington Capitals have been the class of the Eastern Conference for the better part of a month now thanks to their impressive winning ways and Montreal’s tailspin and as we approach the mid way point of the season the Caps have their sights set on once again claiming the President’s Trophy. However, there seems to be a different feel to this Caps group as they look poised to make a serious run at the Stanley Cup as they have the best goalie in the league this season in Braden Holtby and a well balanced group that can score with all four lines. The Caps will look for their 14th road win of the season tonight as Holtby will square off with Tuukka Rask.
The Bruins head back indoors after a tough loss to the Canadiens at Gillette Stadium on New Year’s Day and they have had quite a bit of time to dwell on it as this is their first action since then and face a tough task with the Caps in town. Boston has been floating in the middle of the Atlantic division for most of the season and while they haven’t been playing their best of late they are still sitting just three points out of a playoff spot and could very well jump back in with a victory tonight. However, this Caps team is something else to watch and it doesn’t seem to matter where they play and with Boston’s disappointing home mark this season I like the Caps to get it done again.