|Over 6 (100) @ 888sport|
ASA NHL TOP PLAY ON 10* Over 6 Goals – Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres, Thursday at 7 PM ET – Tricky spot for the Capitals but you know they will score plenty. But Washington could get caught looking ahead to a 4-game road trip that features rival Philly, and big games with Boston and the Islanders (twice). The Islanders are right behind the Caps in the standings and even though the Bruins are further back they have 3 games in hand on Washington. As for the Sabres, they have the worst record in the NHL this season. So what that means here is that the Capitals may not have the defensive intensity you would typically see from them. But the Caps are on fire in the offensive zone. Washington has scored an average of 6 goals per game during their current 3-game winning streak. Here they take on a Sabres team that is down to their #3 goalie! Hutton was already hurt and now Ullmark got hurt. That means Tokarski gets the start tonight and he is winless in all 6 appearances this season with a 3.54 GAA. On the other end of the ice, as disappointing as the Sabres season has been, they are still showing plenty of fight here late in the season. They have earned at least a point in 7 of their last 9 games and the most recent was a tight, low-scoring shootout loss to Boston 3-2. But, prior to that 6 of Sabres 8 games totaled 6 or more goals. Those 8 games averaged 7 goals per game and that is where this one should get to at the very least as well. The over is 5-2 in meetings between these teams this season and that trend continues. 8 of the Capitals last 10 games have totaled 6 or more goals and those 8 games averaged 8 goals. This should be an entertaining affair as we would not be surprised to see Buffalo enjoy some early success and then the Capitals impose their will and score a pile of goals in this one. Take the OVER here.