Top 3 keys to victory for the Capitals against Golden Knights

Beck Malenstyn, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Beck Malenstyn, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights go head to head on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena. To learn how to watch and bet click here. For horrible but maybe not so much fantasy advice click here. Read on to learn the top 3 keys to a Capitals victory as they go for three in a row.

Tom Wilson, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Wilson, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

#3 Keep the power play momentum going

If someone told me I would finally be writing for a key to victory to keep the power play going, yeah I’d take it. So would every other Caps blogger. While the Caps still rank 32nd aka last in the NHL in power play percentage, it has jumped up from six percent to 8.5 percent.

They now have five power play goals on 59 opportunities thanks in large part to Tom Wilson as two of his three goals on the hat trick the other night against the Anaheim Ducks came on the power play. Both of Alex Ovechkin’s assists on the night came on those two Wilson PPGs.

Those two power play goals snapped a 12 game power play scoreless drought. The penalty kill was also excellent the other night as they killed off all five of the Ducks power play opportunities.