The first-round series between the Florida Panthers and the Washington Capitals heads back to Washington D.C. tonight with Game 6 taking place at 7:30 p.m. ET on TBS. The Panthers hold a 3-2 lead and will try to close the series out in the nation’s capital.
Florida regained control of the series with a 5-3 victory in Game 5 on Wednesday and one could view the win either through the lens of a furious Panthers comeback or a big-time Capitals collapse. T.J. Oshie and Justin Schultz led the scoring efforts early and boosted the Caps to a 3-0 lead early in the second period. However, the advantage evaporated quickly as Carter Verhaeghe and company stormed back to tie the contest by the end of the period and tacked on a pair of goals in the final period to take the series lead.
Florida is trying to win its first playoff series since 1996, where it made its only Stanley Cup Finals appearance in franchise history.
All odds come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Capitals vs. Panthers: Game 6 prediction
Washington has its back against the wall and is still dealing with an injury to forward Tom Wilson, who has already been ruled out for Friday night. However, the Caps are fully aware of the opportunity they blew on Wednesday and will be motivated to redeem themselves in front of their home fans to force a Game 7.
Pick: Capitals +145
At least six goals have been scored in every game this series. We’ll say the two teams will combine for that mark this evening, with a final score of 4-2.
Pick: Under 7
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