The Capitals were handed a loss at Verizon Center for the first time in 2017 as they fell 4-2 to the Dallas Stars on Monday.
Here's a recap of the three bold predictions for the game.
1. Washington will trail at some point in the third period - Correct
The Caps entered the third period trailing 3-1, but the opportunity for the comeback was there. Washington was in complete control at that point and T.J. Oshie pulled them within one before Patrick Sharp's empty-netter sealed the deal.
2. The Caps will take fewer than four penalties - Correct
Washington only went to the penalty box twice and the first call on Kevin Shattenkirk was a weak one.
3. Washington will score on the power play - Wrong
The Caps had four opportunities against a penalty kill on pace to be the worst in the salary-cap era and they couldn't cash in. Washington's power play has good numbers but has looked inconsistent for much of the season. If you're wondering why a top ten power play needed the addition of a player like Shattenkirk at the trade deadline, this is why.
2017 results: Two more predictions for the win column! At this rate, my prediction rate may actually look respectable by the end of the season.