The Caps will look to extend their point streak on Tuesday as they take on the Ottawa Senators (7:30 p.m., CSN+). Here are three bold predictions for the game.
1. Both teams will combine for five goals or fewer
Translated for all you betting fans out there, take the under. Washington could easily score five by themselves these days, but Ottawa plays them tight. In their first two games, the Caps and Senators combined for only four goals. That’s not in October before Washington got hot, both of those games were played in January.
2. T.J. Oshie will score
Oshie has scored in each of the last four games and in five of his last six. He also scored the lone goal in Washington’s 1-0 win in Ottawa on Jan. 7. He will extend that streak to five straight games on Tuesday.
3. Washington will give up a power play goal
With Jay Beagle a late scratch due to illness, the Caps’ penalty kill may suffer as a result. They certainly won’t generate the offense we usually see and they lose the team’s best faceoff man.
2017 Results: With the back to back games, here’s a very abbreviated prediction recap from yesterday:
1. The Caps will give up at least four power plays - Correct
2. Carolina will score first - Correct
3. Marcus Johansson will score - Wrong