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LA Kings vs Washington Capitals Preview
Still leading the Pacific division are the LA Kings and this is a team to watch out for coming down to the final 20+ games of the season. However they hit a break in the road lately and have not been King like.The last two weeks they have been on a consistent win 1 lose 1 trail.
LA are playing their 5th road game with plenty more ahead as they enter Washington tonight and you can bet your bottom dollar, the Capitals will be ramped up for this gae proving they are ready to hoist Mr Stanley.
It’s about time the Capitals are the best team in the NHL, what’s scary though is that they only have 10 regulation losses. This team has depth and finally a coach behind the bench that fits his players style. Know how Claude Jullian has been behind the Bruins bench for pretty much forever? You can count on Barry Trotz standing behind the Capitals for just as long as he did in Nashville.
Although the Capitals lost to Dallas over the weekend they managed to come back but come up short in the end. Regardless of the outcome the Capitals woke up in the 3rd period, the first two periods were not Washington like. And that’s okay because teams need to lack some periods here and there to get ready for bigger games with-in their division which is where it matters most. Although tonight is not a divisional match=up it’s still important to Washington to slay the ice with LA blood.
Washington Capitals Starting Goaltender Stats
- Philipp Grubauer
Braden Holtby will get the night off after he was pulled against Dallas on Saturday. Grubauer has a 5-4-1 record with a .919 save percentage and a 2.24 goals-against average this season.
LA Kings Starting Goaltender Stats
- Jonathan Quick
He has sat out three games with a lower-body injury, but moved well during the morning skate and he was the first goalie off the ice. Quick appears to be the Kings’ starter versus the Capitals
LA Kings vs Washington Capitals NHL pick 2/16/16
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