Washington Capitals (29-9-6) at St. Louis Blues (23-17-5)
|Date & Time||Thursday January 19, 2017, 8:00 PM (EST)|
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The Line: St. Louis Blues -112 / Washington Capitals -110 --- Over/Under: 5
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The Washington Capitals look to stay red hot as they take to the road to face off against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.
The Capitals look for another big statement victory as they take to the road to face off against the Blues who have had some struggles of late and need a win of their own here as they aim to get back in the hunt in the Central division. Washington has had resume building wins over the last few weeks and will look to add to it as they are 8-0 in their last eight games against the Central division, are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games overall, and an impressive 7-1 in their last eight against teams with a winning record. Alex Ovechkin continues to lead the charge but he has a handful of cast mates helping the charge and with an underrated blue line and an award winning goaltender this group has all of the makings of a Stanley Cup favourite.
The Blues meanwhile have been struggling mightily of late and need to find a way to shore up their goaltending if they’re going to have any chance at competing in the Central division as the likes of Jake Allen and Carter Hutton just haven’t been getting it done lately. The Blues are 1-4 in their last five Thursday games and 1-4 in their last five against the Eastern Conference and with the worst team save percentage in the NHL it could be another long night against a Capitals side that is relentless offensively and has a ton of fire power. Jake Allen is expected to get the start as he will go up against Braden Holtby in a matchup that certainly favours the road team.
The Caps are 4-0 in their last four against the Western Conference and 16-5 in their last 21 overall while the Blues are 1-4 in their last five home games against a team with a winning record and 3-10 in their last 13 playing on one day’s rest. Washington gets the call here at a very nice price as they continue St. Louis’ tough stretch.