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The Caps are in Los Angeles for game two of the California trip to play the Kings (10:30 p.m., CSN). Here are three bold predictions for the game.

1. The Capitals will not score on the power play

The Kings boast the third best penalty kill in the NHL and have allowed only one power play goal in their last 10 games. That’s bad news for a Caps’ power play that could not muster a single goal on five opportunities Thursday in San Jose.

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2. This game will go into overtime

What’s my reasoning for this? Because it’s starting at 10:30 and the clocks go back an hour, that’s why. At least one game on this road trip is going into overtime and I’m picking this one.

3. Dmitry Orlov will score

Orlov has become the forgotten man on this defense after the trade for Kevin Shattenkirk. When it comes to offensive contribution, everyone talks about Shattenkirk or John Carlson, but we all seem to forget about Orlov. He’s due for a big night and he will put one into the back of the net.

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