Washington Capitals at Anaheim Ducks Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/17/2014
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 7:00 PM on CSMA, PT
Honda Center, Anaheim, California
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Playing his former team, Anaheim Ducks' coach Bruce Boudreau was looking to add a ninth straight win against the Capitals the last time these two teams met up. Two early goals by Washington put Boudreau's team on edge, but a late first period goal by the Ducks, a second period goal, and one last one about midway through the third gave the Ducks a lead that they held onto to take the victory over the Capitals 3-2.
The Capitals started things off 7:21 into the first-period when Mikhail Grabovski passed the puck over to Troy Brouwer on a two-on-one, Brouwer tapped the puck back over to Grabovski, who tapped it in past Goalie Jonas Hiller for Grabovski's 11th goal of the season. Then with 11:37 to go in the first, a power-play would put the Ducks down a man and the Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom took advantage. Receiving an assist from John Carlson, Backstrom popped one past the goaltender to give the Capitals a 2-point advantage.
Late in the first, the Ducks showed some signs of life when Andrew Cogliano assisted by Saku Koivu, managed to put a point on the board before the intermission. Saku Koivu also came through late in the second-period to score a goal that would tie the game up going into the second intermission. Then in the third, the Ducks were able to control the game enough to give Hampus Lindholm a chance that he took advantage of and put the Ducks up by one, ultimately bringing home their ninth straight win.
Washington is 12-21 straight up on the road this season
Washington is 17-14-1 against the over/under on the road this season
Anaheim is 24-10 straight up at home this season
Anaheim is 17-16-1 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
12/17/13 C Michael Latta Lower Body out indefinitely
03/16/14 C Brooks Laich Groin expected to miss Tuesday vs Anaheim
03/16/14 D John Erskine Concussion questionable Tuesday vs Anaheim
03/08/14 C Mikhail Grabovski Ankle out indefinitely
02/06/14 LW Aaron Volpatti Shoulder out indefinitely
10/30/13 RW Nick Sorensen Concussion out indefinitely
10/01/13 D Sheldon Souray Wrist out for season
03/15/14 D Cam Fowler Lower Body questionable Tuesday vs Washington
03/07/14 D Sami Vatanen Undisclosed expected to miss 2 weeks
03/05/14 D Stephane Robidas Leg expected to miss 2 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Anaheim
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