Washington Capitals (30-9-6) at Dallas Stars (19-20-8)
|Date & Time||Saturday January 21, 2017, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Dallas Stars +131 / Washington Capitals -145 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Washington Capitals look for another road victory as they head into Dallas to take on the Stars on Saturday night.
The Capitals head into Dallas on Saturday as one of the hottest teams in the league and they will be out for another victory as they face off against a Stars team who had big playoff aspirations coming into the season but has been one of the biggest disappointments. Washington has been taking down some of the league’s best teams at will over the last few weeks and have a ton of momentum heading into Big D on Saturday but with the Stars being a very underwhelming bunch so far and needing a spark to get back on track the Capitals know they will get Dallas’ best here and that could make for an exciting contest.
Dallas has been very tough to figure out as they have the roster to be among the league’s best teams and after a strong campaign last year that saw them get into the playoffs there was a ton of hype for them this season. However, a lackluster back end and some inconsistency up top that has been compounded by injury has them battling to stay above the .500 mark and unless they can right the ship in a hurry they may be on the outside looking in when it comes to the Western Conference playoffs. Dallas is likely to send Kari Lehtonen to the crease here as he will face off against Braden Holtby.
The Caps are 4-1 in their last five road games and 5-0 in their last five against the Western Conference while the Stars are 3-7 in their last 10 overall and 2-10 in their last 12 Saturday games. Dallas is still a tough team to read and in this spot they are in trouble against a very good Washington side.