Capitals

Capitals

The Capitals suffered their first loss of the season on Monday at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning as they fell 4-3 in overtime.

Here’s a recap of the three bold predictions.

1. The Capitals will allow three goals or more – Correct

Things looked good as Washington jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but the Caps wore down as six defensemen turned into four later in the third as Aaron Ness and Taylor Chorney saw limited minutes.

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2. Burakovsky-Backstrom-Oshie will combine for more points than Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Vrana – Correct

Evgeny Kuznetsov tallied one assist and that was it for the Alex Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Vrana line. Luckily, the team’s other “top” line picked up the slack with a combined three goals and four assists.

3. A defenseman will score for the Capitals – Wrong

It looked as if I would be right initially when Oshie’s first goal looked like a shot from John Carlson. Upon further review, however, it was clear Oshie got the goal, preventing me from having a perfect night in my predictions.

2016-17 results: Two solid games in a row to start of the season. I’m like the Ovechkin of predictions.

Correct: 4
Wrong: 2
Push: 0