Monday evening on the NHL ice and the Metro Division will set things straight with the Atlantic Division as the Washington Capitals ponder the Boston Bruins at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Capitals have won the initial two games in this arrangement this year. Washington enters this game at 26-11 on the year while the Bruins are at 21-16.
Monday, December 23, 2019
|Time:||at 7:05pm EST|
TD Garden in Boston, MA
Capitals (+109) Bruins (-120)
The Washington Capitals have overwhelmed the Metro Division throughout the years as they have won it the most recent four years straight and nine of the last 12. The Caps are doing it a game as they have hustled out to a 26-11 record up until now and tey not just have the most focuses in the division at 57, that number additionally drives the association. The Caps Are hoping to win the President’s Cup for the third time over the most recent five years. The Caps have been ablaze astonishingly in having won 10 of their last 12 games. The offense has been solid as in every case except they have been playing great at the opposite finish of the ice recently, permitting simply 2.31 gpg over their last 13 games. They will currently take on a battling hostile group.
The Caps are off a 3-1 home win over the Lightning and they have now dominated each of the three matches against them this year. Scoring in the success was Radko Gudas, which was his first of the year, Dmitry Orlov, which was his third and Nic Dowd, which was his 3rd.Grabbing the success against the Bolts was Barden Holtby, who permitted one objective on 27 shot endeavors to move to 17-8 with a 2.44 GAA on the year while out and about he has gone 9-4 with a 2.96 GAA. In his vocation, he has gone 125-82 with 2.73 GA out and about and 41-23 with a 2.40 GAA during the long stretch of December, in addition to 18-3 with a 1.82 GAA against the Bruins.
The Capitals enter this game positioned first in the group in scoring at 3.54 gpg and eleventh in strategic maneuver changes at 21.8% while on edge end of the ice, they are eighth in the association in objectives permitted at 2.76 gpg and second in punishment kill at 85.7%.
The Boston Bruins dashed out to a 20-8 record through their initial 28 games and they had a monstrous lead in the Atlantic Division. From that point forward, it has not been great at all for the Bruins as they have lost eight of their last nine games. The offense has been a finished chaos for Boston recently as they have found the middle value of simply 2.40 gpg in their last 10 games. That number may not show signs of improvement against Braden Holtby who has a 1.82 GAA in his vocation against them. The Bruins are off a 4-3 OT misfortune to the Predators at home and they have now lost their last five home games in succession. Four of those misfortunes have been by one objective. Can the Bruins refocus? It won’t be simple as the Caps have commanded them throughout the years. We will see however. Scoring in the misfortune to the Preds was Par Lindholm, which was his second of the year and Patrice Bergeron, so scored twice and now has 13 on the year.
Retaining the misfortune to the Preds was Jaroslav Halak, who permitted four objectives on 29 shot endeavors to tumble to 8-7 with a 2.37 GAA on the year, incorporating 4-4 with a 2.32 GAA here at home. In his vocation, he has gone 154-86 with a 2.34 GAA in his home games and 45-40 with a 2.69 GAA during the long stretch of December, in addition to 9-12 with a 2.77 GAA against the Capitals. We may see Tuukka Rask in this one and he has gone 13-9 with a 2.29 GAA on the year, incorporating 8-5 with a 2.17 GAA here at home. In his profession, he has gone 156-108 with a 2.14 GAA in his home games and 45-34 with a 2.13 GAA during the long stretch of December, in addition to 2-16 with a 3.10 GAA against the Capitals.
The Bruins enter this game positioned seventh in the group in scoring at 3.32 gpg and third in strategic maneuver changes at 26.0% while on edge end of the ice, they are second in the alliance in objectives permitted at 2.49 gpg and eighth in punishment kill at 83.3%.
In the event that it isn’t down and out, don’t fix it. The Caps have commanded this arrangement generally and Braden Holtby has gone 18-3 with a 1.82 GAA against the Bruins in his profession, while Tuukka Rask has gone a hopeless 2-16 with a 3.10 GAA against the Caps in his vocation. Those are extreme numbers to buck and I won’t attempt to. It makes me wonder why the Bruins are the most loved in the game. The Caps have the best record in the association while the Bruins have lost eight of their last nine games by and large. The Bruins have found the middle value of simply 2.40 gpg over their last 10 games and that won’t be almost enough against the class’ top-scoring offense. At long last, we finish this choice off with the way that the Caps are 17-5 in their last 22 games here in Beantown.
Prediction: Washington +103