Not even the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins could slow down the Washington express on Sunday.
The Capitals got their 14th straight online sports betting win as they rallied from three goals down to win 5-4 in overtime.
Sports betting had the Capitals now three wins short of the all-time NHL winning streak of 17 straight set by the Penguins in 1993. Washington got a hat trick from Alex Ovechkin and an overtime goal from Mike Knuble to defeat the Penguins in sports betting. Ovechkin now has 42 goals to lead the league in goals scored. Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby had two goals in the game as sports betting statistics indicate and now has 39 on the season.
The Capitals were down 4-1 late in the second period but Eric Fehr scored to cut it to 4-2. Ovechkin took over in the third period and tied the game and then he assisted on the game winner in overtime. Ovechkin’s hat trick was the first by a Washington player this online sports betting season even though the Capitals lead the league in scoring.
It was a tough sports betting loss for the Penguins who had trouble even getting to the game. A blizzard in Washington had closed many of the airports in the Washington area and the Capitals had to fly into Newark, New Jersey and then take a bus into Washington. Losing a three-goal lead after all of that is not going to sit well with the defending champs. Jordan Staal had two goals while Evgeni Malkin had two assists.
Washington has been a sports betting force in the third period of games. They have outscored teams 30-6 in the third periods during their winning streak. Washington has not lost since January 12th. With the sports betting win, the Capitals have also won 11 straight at home and that is a franchise record. The 1999-2000 team won 10 straight as sports betting statistics indicate. Washington is now a superb 23-3-3 at the Verizon Center this sports betting NHL season. Goaltender Jose Theodore has now won ten straight in the games he has started.
This online sports betting streak has been somewhat weird for the Capitals since they have seen the other team score first in eight of the 14 games.