The Guide to Wednesday

Let’s get a streak going here heading into playoffs.

Washington Capitals v. New York Rangers (@Verizon Center; Washington, D.C.)

With 3 games left on the schedule for each team and playoffs on the horizon the Caps see themselves in a very familiar situation they were last year.  Caps get the chance to Clinch the President’s Trophy tonight at home for a second year in a row.  Vigneault’s recent announcement that the Rags will be resting players to fix some health issues heading into the post-season leaves the New York side without McDonagh, Nash, Zuccarello, Fast and “other defensemen”.  The Caps being the best team in the NHL, captained by Ovechkin (who I would consider the most competitive minded player in the NHL) see blood here.  Lundqvist will start tonight and has been (1-1-2) since his hip injury.  Caps are (8-1-1) in their last 10 comparing to the Rags abysmal (3-3-4).  Look for a strong minded and incredibly talented Capitals team backed by last years’ Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby to clinch tonight.

PICK: Washington Capitals to win in regulation. (-120)

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