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Last season, it is the “Pittsburgh” Evgeni Malkin won the Stanley Cup, and “Washintton” where listed captain Alexander Ovechkin won the regular season. Will calendar clubs will meet in the first match of the new season, who managed to go to the start of the championship in the best condition?
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October 14, 2016, 03-00 GMT
- Washington Capitals – Pittsburgh Penguins – 2.49/3.90/2.57
“Penguins” Pittsburgh is very confident spent the last season, and he eventually became a triumphant Stanley Cup, beating in the finals of “San Jose” with a score of 4:2. In the regular season in the Eastern Conference team was second, behind only “Washington” home team performance was at a high level – 56 points in 41 match and the difference washers 134: 104. Preseason games “Penguins” spent six of them equally divided. Winning for the team was the match with “Chicago” (2:0 and 1:0), exchanged pleasantries with the “Columbus” (2:0 away, 3:5 home) twice gave way to “Detroit” (2:4 Away 2:5 at home). Missed the first match the team captain Sidney Crosby.
Washingtonians in the last championship game showed a very stable in the regular championship, gaining 120 points, and won him a clear advantage. But in the playoffs in the case “Capitals” no luck, we managed to pass only the “Philadelphia”, and in the conference semifinals, “Pittsburgh” chance they did not leave, winning the series 4:2. The guest games of the regular season, “Washington” was the best in the East – 58 points and a difference 123:100. Preseason team Mike Sullivan conducted a well – in most of the time only lost “Montreal” (2:5), at a party, twice gave way to “Carolina” – at home in overtime (1:1), at a party in the shootout (2:2). Victory taken from “St. Louis” (2:1 by 4:2) and “Islanders” (2:1, 4:0).
“Washington” had a very good pre-season and is noticeable that the team is coming to start in good shape, which is not true of “Pittsburgh”, which is not very expressive in the attack, besides lost Crosby. In such a situation to give the preponderance of “penguins” only very difficult because of the home match status, and the “Capitals” certainly crave revenge for the lost playoffs. In our opinion the game to get tense and smooth, play “Washington” in regular time should not.
Predictions: “Washington” will win with handicap (0)