It is going to be a late night for the Caps! They are in Vancouver to take on the Canucks in the first game of their three-game road trip through Western Canada (10 p.m., NBC Sports Washington).
Let’s get bold with some predictions.
V for Vancouver. V for Vrana...V for hat trick.— ThePeerless (@ThePeerless) October 26, 2017
We'll...something like that
Let’s face it, someone other than Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie needs to start scoring, especially with Andre Burakovsky out.
I predict you will hear me in the stands screaming when Ovi snipes a ppg in his signature spot. #capsfanlivinginvancouver— macfindlay (@macandcheesus) October 26, 2017
Let’s call this one, Ovechkin scores a power play goal. Have fun at the game!
Kuzy posts 60 FO%— Rich L (@psycho_prof) October 26, 2017
Evgeny Kuznetsov has really struggled from the faceoff dot this year with a paltry 37.5-percent. He has got to pick that up. We will see if he can get as high as 60.
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Washington will score at least three goals
Vancouver has won five of their last six games and allowed only six goals in those games…which were all on the road. In their first four games, which were all at home, the Canucks allowed 13 goals and lost three of those games. Perhaps they figured things out on the road, but even against a banged-up Caps team, I am expecting some offense for Washington.
A defenseman other than Christian Djoos will score
Washington’s defense has scored two goals this season…and Djoos has both of them. We have talked a lot about the need for secondary scoring from the team’s offensive depth, but they need more offense from the blue line as well.
Tom Wilson will score
Wilson always seems to save his best play for north of the border. Not only was he great against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the playoffs, he also scored in both of the Caps’ games against Vancouver last season.
Correct predictions from the fans: 0
Correct predictions from JJ: 2
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