Without any contributions from the NHL’s top-ranked power play, the Capitals have scored 11 goals in two straight wins over the Canadiens to regain home-ice advantage heading into Wednesday’s Game 4 in their Eastern Conference series.
The Capitals are the first team in the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs to lead by as many as four goals in a game, and the Capitals four-goal winning margin is the largest of any team in the playoffs to date. Three games into the Stanley Cup playoffs, only three Washington skaters have yet to record a point: Alexander Semin, Shaone Morrisonn and David Steckel. Steckel has played in just two of the three games … Montreal has now lost five straight playoff games on Bell Centre ice.
The Capitals have regained home ice advantage and now seek to put a chokehold on the set with a win in Game 4 on Wednesday.
The Capitals are solid 58.7 percent favorites over the Canadiens. The Capitals are favored as they have a +1 edge in shots on goal and are projected for 31 shots on goal vs 30 shots for the Canadiens. The Canadiens goalie(s) have the edge in save percentage at 88.8% compared to the Capitals goalie(s) who have a forecasted save percentage of 90.2%.
SBG Global.com have the lines at present for the Capitals -1 ½ (+150) and the Canadiens +1 ½(-170) and the Total –Over 6(-115) the Under 5(-110) and the Capitals are -210 and the Canadiens are +175 on the MoneyLine.
The Capitals: 54-15-13
The Canadiens: 39-33-10
The Capitals lately:
While playing on Wednesday’s they are 4-6
Before playing Calgary they were 4-6
After playing the Canadiens they are 5-5
After a win they are 7-3
The Canadiens lately:
While playing on Wednesday’s they are 5-5
Before playing Capitals they were 4-6
After playing the Capitals they are 2-8
After a loss they are 4-6
The Canadiens at the Capitals, on Friday, April 23