Washington vs Tampa Bay
Washington is in must win situation and I believe they will know how to deal with it. But to be honest, I can't find too many strong reasons to back them tonight.
I mean, momentum is far on the side of Tampa now.
Namely after losing the first two games of this series, Tampa has won three in a row including two here in Washington.
So, the Capitals now are facing elimination although not so long ago everything looked perfect for them. Not just that Capitals were 2-0 up but also Tampa Bay didn't look promising, they were terrible in first two games and scored 0 goals in 5 on 5 situation. As a matter fact, counting also Game 3, Tampa scored even 6 of 8 on power play while just 2 of 8 in 5 on 5.
Still, Tampa obviously got back on the right track and now are full of confidence.
But, we should mention that Capitals fully deserved to win Game No. 4. It was game here on home ice when Washington completely outshot Tampa but the puck didn't go in the net enough times. Or to be more honest, Andrei Vasilevskiy was outstanding on the TB Lightning goal.
So, as I said momentum is on the side of Tampa but I will try one more time with Washington. I simply must respect the fact Capitals play at home, have many experience and play to stay alive.
Hopefully Ovechkin will deliver couple tonight and will show once again why he is for years the No.1.
I tryed here with Washington to win but also Washington first period IMO should be good choice. I expect Capitals to came out strong and to take early control.
Washington vs Tampa Bay prediction
|Washington -0.5 first period||Pinnacle||2.84||8||0-0 LOST (-8 units)|