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The Caps shutout the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Sunday for their fourth straight win.

Here's a recap of the three bold predictions.

1. The Caps will score four or more goals - Wrong

Washington came within one, but it actually wasn't all that close considering goal No. 3 was an empty-netter. Jacob Markstrom played well for Vancouver keeping the Canucks in the game, but the Caps won this game because of a strong defensive performance.

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2. Both Sedins will register a point - Wrong

Vancouver may not be a great team, but there's no denying the talent of the Henrik and Daniel Sedin. In two games against the Canucks, the Caps have held both Sedins without a point. That's no small feat. Tom Wilson, meanwhile, scored twice in those two games.

3. Alex Ovechkin will score a goal - Correct

Ovechkin snapped his seven-game goal drought thanks to his first-period power play tally. The pass came in behind Ovechkin so he could not wind up for the one-timer, but he still had plenty of time to corral the puck and fire off the wrister past Markstrom. That was some loose defending by the Canucks. Ovechkin should never have had that kind of time to work with on the power play and this goal shows why.

 

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