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Prediction recap: Capitals find their offense in win over Wild

Prediction recap: Capitals find their offense in win over Wild

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.

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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.

Correct: 33
Wrong: 55.5
Push: 3

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Game 75: Capitals at Wild date, time, how to watch, game thread

Game 75: Capitals at Wild date, time, how to watch, game thread

The Capitals head out on a season-long five-game road trip looking their best. But how will they handle the road? Things do not go well on their last extended road trip as they were handed three regulation losses in California. Washington hopes to handle this road swing a bit better. While the Caps look like they have recovered from a four-game losing streak, their first game will be a tough one as they face their former coach Bruce Boudreau and a Minnesota Wild team in desperate need of a win.

What: Washington Capitals vs. Minnesota Wild

Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn.

When: 8:00 p.m. ET. (Capitals GameTime gets things started at 7:30 p.m. ET)

How to Watch: Capitals at Wild will be broadcast on CSN. (Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals at Wild game on CSN's live stream page.

WHEN IS THE CAPITALS-WILD GAME?

The Capitals (49-17-8) take on the Wild (44-24-7) Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET at Xcel Energy Center.

WHAT CHANNEL IS THE CAPITALS-WILD GAME ON?

The Capitals-Wild game will be broadcast on CSN Mid-Atlantic. Capitals GameTime gets things started at 7:30 p.m. ET with Capitals Extra recapping the all the action following the game. (CSN channel Finder)

WHERE CAN I STREAM THE CAPITALS-WILD GAME?

The Capitals-Wild game, as well as the pre and postgame shows, is available to stream live here through CSN's live stream page and is available to authenticated CSN Mid-Atlantic subscribers on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs anywhere in the United States.

WHAT ARE THE LINES FOR THE CAPITALS-WILD GAME?

Here are the projected lines based on Monday's practice:

Forwards
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin Williams
Brett Connolly - Lars Eller - Andre Burakovsky
Daniel Winnik - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson

Defense

Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Kevin Shattenkirk

Goalies
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup

Scratches
Paul Carey, Nate Schmidt, Taylor Chorney

CAPITALS-WILD OPEN THREAD

Use the comment section below to discuss the game action with other Capitals fans. 

For all the latest Caps coverage, follow Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir, Capitals Digital Producer JJ Regan and the CSN Capitals account on Twitter. Be sure check out our Capitals page and CSN's Facebook page.

Keep up with all the action here with Capitals GameZone and join in on the conversation here with Capitals Pulse.

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast - Is Washington back on track?

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast - Is Washington back on track?

In Episode 8 of Tarik El-Bashir and JJ Regan's Capitals Faceoff Podcast, the duo discusses whether the team is fully back as hockey's best group after recovering from a four-game funk.

Also featured: TJ Oshie's future in D.C., plus analysis of the NHL's very flawed playoff format.

Like what you hear? Be sure to subscribe on itunes and audioBoom and give us a good review! Maybe we'll even read it on the air. For the latest Caps coverage be sure to follow @CSNCapitals@TarikCSN and @JJReganCSN on Twitter.

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