I would not miss this bet not even for million dollars. Both teams are very offensive and Capitals are less conscious of their defense. Also, both teams allow the least shots against goal. The reason for this lies in the fact that their opponents are concentrated on defense and they cannot organize a normal attack, but they play with a lot of counterattacks. Capitals and Penguins have high-speed rollers, which prevent most attempts to shot towards the goal of their team.
As for tonight's game, Capitals will be stronger with forwards Matt Hendricks and Eric Fehr. For Penguins goalie Fleury will be in front of Pittsburgh's goal, since Johnson is injured. Anyway, Fleury is the first goalie but he is not fit and it will be very interesting to see how he will save his goal tonight. Yesterday, in the third period of the game against Florida Panthers Fleury replaced injured backup goalie Brent Johnson, and during 20 minute he saved 15 shots and allowed only one goal. On the other side, Neuvirth will have his first game against Penguins. He is in very nice shape. He saved even 59 of 62 shots in the previous two games (Capitals won both). However, Neuvirth was excellent at home, especially against opponents from Atlantic Division, where Penguins belong, too. Capitals are very efficient, but they have very weak defense. Penguins are excellent on road, only Philadelphia can boast that they have better defensive lining.
Last year, they played four games against each other and all ended with over 5.5 goals. In seasons before the last, they played 11 games against each other and even nine of them ended with over 5.5 goals. For me this is for high stake.
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