The Caps will look to make it two wins in as many nights as they face the second leg of a back-to-back on Wednesday against the Colorado Avalanche. Here are three bold predictions for the game. 1. Alex Ovechkin will remain the team’s goal scoring leader Ovechkin currently leads the team with 33, one more than T.J. Oshie. He will maintain that lead Wednesday by scoring just as many or more than Oshie. Ovechkin has scored in five straight games against the Avalanche, but since I called for him to score in my predictions for Tuesday, I wanted to do something a little different. 2. Dmitry Orlov will take a penalty Orlov took his first penalty in 11 games on Tuesday. He will take another on Wednesday
There probably hasn’t been enough made about the Dallas Stars’ unmitigated disaster of a season, going from 109 points and a division title to 73 points in 75 games thus far. Lambert took a hard look at what the Stars could and should do on the ice this offseason, but what about behind the bench? When the local media treat the firing of a head coach as a formality, one trends to treat it as such.
In the late first period against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, Capitals winger Tom Wilson accidentally clipped Zach Parise in the face with his stick. The collision resulted in Parise colliding with Jay Beagle, which left the Wild star in a heap of pain on the ice. Wilson went to the penalty gox for high-sticking, but the incident was not lost on Parise's teammate Chris Stewart.