Capitals vs. Golden Knights Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 Betting Bonus
The Washington Capitals got some heroics out of a couple of people who might be considered unlikely for such a role, and now they may need for some of their role players to step up and provide something special if they are to seize an advantage in the Stanley Cup Finals, after a star went down with an injury. Game 3 takes place on Saturday at 8:05 PM ET at the Capital One Arena. Remember that if you are signed up with BetAnySports, you will have the opportunity to get reduced juice before this contest begins, and then after the puck is dropped, you can extend the action using Live Betting Ultra. AND you can get a 50% Welcome Bonus good up to a $1,000 deposit (With the bonus code “BOS50”)
After losing the first game to the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, the Caps found themselves behind the eight-ball in the first period, as center Evgeny Kuznetsov took a hard check and suffered an injury to his wrist, from which he did not return. And he may not return for Game 3 either.
Thankfully, as mentioned, the Capitals got some hero stuff that propelled them to the 3-2 victory. They got a goal and two assists out of Lars Eller, who had moved up from his spot as third line center to the second line, and unbelievably, got a goal from defenseman Brooks Orpik, who had not scored since February 2016 and has only 16 goals in fourteen NHL seasons.
Still, none of this would have meant as much if the Caps didn’t get a play from one of their stalwarts that will be talked about for years and years, especially if they are to go on to win the Cup.
In the Stanley Cup Finals odds that have been posted on this game at BetAnySports, the Capitals are favored as they return home:
Washington Capitals -125
Vegas Golden Knights +105
Caps -1.5 Goals +235
Golden Knights +1.5 Goals -275
Under 5.5 Goals -120
Over 5.5 Goals +100
Right now they are calling it “The Save,” and it was made by Washington’s Braden Holtby after Vegas had pulled goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and were on an all-out run to tie the score in the waning moments. A shot had taken a strange carom off the boards, crossing Holtby, who let it go by, but it wound up on the stick of Cody Eakin of the Knights, and as Holtby committed his way, Eakin slipped it over to Alex Tuch, who was looking more or less at an open net. He shot, but Holtby desperately reach out an caught it along the ice with the inside the paddle of his stick. No one could believe it, but that sealed the deal.
At press time, the availability of Kutzenov was not certain. And this is a rather important issue, considering the fact that not only was he one of the top twenty scorers in the NHL this season, but also the top scorer in the playoffs, with eleven goals and 14 assists for 25 points in 21 games.
But coach Barry Trotz says he will be prepared regardless. The Caps could go with the improvisation they used in Game 2, putting Nicklas Backstrom (recently back from an injury) anchoring the first line between Tom Wilson and Alex Ovechkin, with Eller centering the #2 line and Jay Beagle centering the third line, with Chandler Stephenson used on the fourth line if necessary.
For the Golden Knights, Fleury will have to step his game, or else risk going the way of Pekka Rinne, who was so great for the Nashville Predators until the Finals, when Pittsburgh chewed him up. So far his save percentage is .870 in the two games. And if the first-year Vegas team can’t win on Saturday, it will find itself in its most precarious position yet in the playoffs.
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