Washington Capitals (3-1-2) at Vancouver Canucks (4-3-0)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 26, 2014, 9:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -141 / Washington Capitals +128 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Washington Capitals and Vancouver Canucks meet Sunday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Washington Capitals have won three of their last four games, including a Saturday win over the Calgary Flames to improve to 4-1-2 on the season. The Capitals are getting great play at both ends of the ice, especially from their goaltending that’s allowed two or less goals in five of their seven games. Justin Peters has allowed three goals on 37 shots and Braden Holtby has allowed 10 goals on 129 shots faced. The Washington Capitals have won seven of their last nine games when allowing two or less goals. Offensively, the Capitals have been on a tear as Alex Ovechkin has five goals, Andre Burakovsky has four assists and John Carlson has 16 shots on goal. This will wrap up a three-game road trip before the Capitals return home for a game.
The Vancouver Canucks have dropped to 4-3 with three losses in their last four games. The Canucks are being let down with horrible goalie play, as they’ve given up 18 goals in their last three games. Ryan Miller has allowed 12 goals on 127 shots and Eddie Lack has given up 12 goals on 87 shots. The Canucks have also given up a power play goal in four straight games. The Vancouver Canucks have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing three or more goals. Offensively, Radim Vrbata has four goals, Daniel Sedin has eight assists and Chris Higgins has 20 shots on goal. This will be just the third home game of the season for the Vancouver Canucks.
The Capitals are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 road games. The Canucks are 6-17 in their last 23 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-2 in their last 10 Sunday games. The Capitals are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Vancouver.
Getting the much better team and the plus money? Sounds good to me. The Canucks have been a train wreck over the last week and are hard to trust when allowing goals left and right.