Place: Capital One Arena. Washington
Date: on the 11th of October, 2018 (Thursday)
Match start: 01:30 p.m. (GMT+1)
Capitals has demonstrated very productively season as already in the first match they seven times have upset the owner of Vezina Trophy Tuukka Rask from Boston (7:0). Then six pucks appeared behind the back of the goalkeeper of Pittsburgh Matthew Murray.
To tell the truth the goal spectacle did not help Washington during away match with the basic rival: the victory in an overtime remained after the Penguins (6:7, OT). Owners have scored a decisive goal on the power play which was earned by Jewgeni Kusnezow.
Russians in the starting lineup of Capitals meanwhile are saving their level. Alexander Ovechkin, as well as at Kuznetsov have earned 3 points of effectiveness for two goals and assist. But both of them are behind T.J. Oshie who has 3 productive shots and 2 assists.
Vegas Golden Knights
Gerard Gallant ‘s team has already spent three meetings in regular season and has managed to get only one victory and that wasn’t at the main time.
The vice-champion of league has faced the defeats at home meeting with Philadelphia (2:5) and away match in Buffalo (2:4). Only one match against Minnesota (2:1, B) where Marc–Andre Fleury who won bullet series with a “dry” outcome was successful. The truth is that in the remained playing time the Flower did not impress yet, having earned awful KH =3,93 and turned aside 84,1% of shots.
On average the Knights make 34,7 throws for a match, and only 24 of them were made by the rivals. Nevertheless, there is no result and the power play has played its role.
History of Washington vs. Vegas
These teams have played out the Stanley Cup last season and the Capitals have won five last meetings. On house ice the team has won the rival in both final matches but lost in frames of the regular season (3:4).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Washington vs. Vegas
Washington to win – 2.07
Draw – 4.24;
Vegas to win – 3.06
We do not see the reasons why the hosts won’t prolong the productive series. But at the same time Golden Knights, due to comparison of statistics of throws, are obliged to improve indicators in the attack. So in general there is every chance to see a beautiful game with abundance of the thrown pucks.