Top 3 keys to victory for the Capitals against Kings

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Washington Capitals and Los Angeles Kings go head to head tonight. Here’s how to watch and bet on the game, 3 key players to watch, as well as who to start in your fantasy lineup.

Here are the top 3 keys to a Capitals victory:

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports /

#3 Get Ovi going

Alex Ovechkin has struggled this season. Sure five goals is good for any player at this stage in the season but he usually has 10 or more this time of year. In fact, Ovechkin’s start to the season was so horrid that Chris Morgan of Yahoo Sports said he is a winger to avoid in fantasy.

We chose John Carlson instead but here’s what Morgan said about Ovechkin:

"Sure, Ovechkin has been unlucky, as he has a 7.1 shooting percentage, but his production has still not been on his expected level. Talbot has a 2.02 GAA and .932 save percentage, and the Kings also have the first-ranked penalty kill. That’s a concern, given Ovechkin’s usual production on the power play."

If the Kings are ranked first in the penalty kill that is bad news. Especially for a Capitals team that went from the best power play in the early part of Ovi’s career to the worst power play this season.