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For the fourth time this series, the Caps and Maple Leafs had to decide things in overtime. This time it was Washington that was victorious as the Caps earned a 2-1 overtime win in what was a crazy game.

Here is a recap of the three bold predictions for Game 5.

1. This will be the lowest scoring game of the series thus far - Correct

Both teams combined for only three goals in Game 5. Prior to that, the lowest scoring game of the series was Game 1 with five. I hope you took the under.

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2. Alex Ovechkin will get over 20 minutes of ice time – Wrong, but just barely

Ovechkin had only 19:29 of ice time which stinks for me. That is well above the 15 to 16 minutes he was getting in Toronto, but not above his playing time from Game 1 or Game 2, though Game 2 is inflated by the double overtime.

3. Washington will get at least three power plays - Correct

The Caps were on the power play three times on Friday which was surprising because it sure felt like more. Game 5 was a hugely physical affair and it always seemed like there was someone in the box.

2017 Predictions: The Caps have put the Leafs on the brink of elimination and I’m on the brink of actually getting into positive territory with my predictions.

 

Correct: 7
Wrong: 8
Push: 0

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