The Capitals have arguably the best player in the league in Alex Ovechkin and they are fun to watch. The Capitals have won four of their first five games this season and they are favored in NHL betting at Sbg global.
The Bruins come into this contest at 2-1. They have won both of the games that Tim Thomas has been in net. The Bruins are trying to be careful with Thomas because he had offseason hip surgery. So far this season Thomas has been great but the Bruins are taking no chances. Tuukka Rask is the backup and he started the first game of the season and lost 5-2 against Phoenix. Thomas played the next two games and shutout the Coyotes and bat New Jersey 4-1 this past weekend. Boston head coach Claude Julien has said that both Thomas and Rask will play this week since the Bruins have three games. They don’t play their home opener until Thursday and that is also against the Capitals.
Home and Home – This is a home and home in NHL betting since the Capitals and Bruins will meet in Boston on Thursday. Hockey is unlike most sports as they will actually play the same team in back-to-back games with each team getting a game at home.
Capitals Top 10 – The Capitals are in the top 10 in both goals scored and in fewest goals against. It is not a fluke they are 4-1 this season. Even though they have won four of five, they have still not hit full stride. Three of their four wins have come by a single goal and two of those wins were in overtime.
Tuesday Numbers – The Bruins are 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Capitals are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Capitals are 38-16 in their last 54 home games. The Bruins are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Washington. Trends for the total might point to the under in NHL betting online. The Under is 7-3-3 in the Bruins last 13 road games. The Under is 7-1 in the Capitals last 8 overall. The Under is 4-1 in the Capitals last 5 home games and the Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Washington.