The Washington Capitals take on the Montreal Canadiens tonight. It’s a big game for the Capitals to get right. You can find out how to watch and bet on the game here. Read on to learn about the top 3 keys to a Capitals victory tonight.
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The Capitals need to play a complete game from start to finish if they want any chance at beating the Canadiens. They played zero minutes last game against the Ottawa Senators which I didn’t think was possible until they got spanked 6-1.
In the season opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Caps looked good for the first 10 minutes before the Pens took complete control of the game en route to a 4-0 win.
Monday night’s game against the Calgary Flames was much better. But not for the first 20 minutes. In that game the Capitals showed up in the game’s final 40 minutes, 45 if you count overtime. It resulted in a 3-2 win in the shootout. It was a 2-0 deficit after those first 20 minutes.
The Canadiens enter this game with a 1-1-1 record while the Capitals are 1-2-0. They lost their first game 6-5 to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the shootout. They then defeated Connor Bedard’s Chicago Blackhawks in their home opener 3-2 before falling four days ago to the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on home ice.