Minnesota made things interesting in the third period, but the Capitals are back in the win column after Tuesday’s 4-2 win over the Wild.
Here’s a recap of the three bold predictions for the game.
1. Lars Eller will score -Wrong
All of Denmark no doubt was devastated by the fact that Eller was not able to score on Danish Heritage Night.
2. Washington will score three or more goals - Correct
This prediction looked like it was in trouble in the first period. Devan Dubnyk didn’t just look good, he looked great. Nate Schmidt, however, scored with just 12 second remaining in the opening frame and Alex Ovechkin broke open what was a one-goal game in the second period with his first goal in 11 games. Evgeny Kuznetsov sealed this prediction with his power play goal to put the Caps up 3-0 before Minnesota could get on the board.
3. Washington will snap the losing streak - Correct
This was a different team on Tuesday than what we’ve been seeing lately. I expected a rebound game at home against a Minnesota team that has struggled of late against top competition. The only real concern was that Washington still took too many penalties, giving the Wild seven opportunities with the extra man. Otherwise, it looked like the same ol’ dominant Caps.
2017 Results: The Caps are back in the win column and my predictions are looking good again. All is right with the hockey world.