NHL PREVIEW AND FREE PICK * GAME 5 * LIGHTNING @ CAPITOLS (MAY 21, 2018)!

CAPS TRY TO STAY ALIVE AND FORCE A GAME 7 WITH WIN TONIGHT!!

After 2 games of this Eastern Conference Finals, we saw what looked like a Caps Series win and trip to the Stanley Cup Finals as they destroyed the Lightning back to back games. Only one problem, nobody told Tampa’s players it was “good night Irene” and now we head into tonight’s action with the Lightning up (3-2) and a chance to earn the other coveted ticket to have a shot to hoist the Stanley Cup.

Only 2x in (41) tries has a team that led (2-0) in an NHL Playoff Series not won that Series. Hence the mountain the Caps have to climb to win Games 6 and 7.

Tampa Bay has been outstanding on the Road in these Playoffs, now (5-1), with 4 straight road wins.

The most amazing part of the Caps being down (3-2) is they have dominated in shots taken in this Series, outshooting the Lightning in all 5 games, and most by large margins. The Capitols are (0-7) on the Power Play in these past 3 losses. Tough to win any game, let alone a Playoff Game this late into the Playoffs season, without scoring when you get that extra skater on the ice.

The Caps have been failures for many seasons as they’ve had the talent edge in most of their past few seasons, they simply don’t know how to close an opponent out.

LAS VEGAS ODDS: (GAME 6) WASH. CAPS (-$120)  * TOTAL GOALS (6) (UNDER: -$125)

GARY’S FINAL SLAPSHOT AND FREE PICK:

Tonight it’s time for Alex Ovechkin to play one of his best games ever. He’s been skating harder then I’ve seen in years, giving full throttle effort, sadly to no avail these past 3 games. He needs some help from his mates though, who seem to lose focus and go from up to down in a New York minute. The Caps have lost both Home games in this Series. They will NOT lose 3. They get the edge in last call on who goes out on each shift being the home team, and I expect Caps HC Trotz to play his best guys/best lines a little extra tonight. The key is always the play of the Goalies, and so far Caps Goalie Holtby simply hasn’t matched his counterpart. I fully expect tonight we see the very best from Holtby as the home crowd, dying to see their team play in a Cup Finals, finally, be as loud as they ever have been. I’ll call for 2 goals from Ovechkin as he leads his team to a huge win and forcing that best thing in sports, a Game 7 winner take all on Wednesday night.

GARY’S FREE PICK:  TAKE THE WASH CAPS (-$120) TO WIN GAME 6 AT HOME TONIGHT.

Have a great day and may all your wagers be winning ones.

Las Vegas Sports Handicapper Gary Greene

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