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The Colorado Avalanche host the Washington Capitals on Monday night. LightningLocks offers their betting preview and pick for the game.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Washington Capitals Prediction: Bank on Colorado to Show Up in This Showdown

The Eastern Conference playoffs are pretty much set after last night's Islanders loss. The Capitals are the eight seed and still have a chance to move up, but realistically they are the eight seed. On the other side of the spectrum, we have the Avalanche, who are the #1 seed in all of the NHL and are still fighting off the Panthers for the best record in the NHL, so they do have something to play for still. The NHL's regular season is ending, and clearly, the favorites are smoking hot right now, but you still have to play the game, not some hot trend that has nothing to do with this game. 

Avalanche vs. Capitals Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: Monday, April 18

Game Time: 9:00 pm ET

Where to Watch: NHL NET

Puck Line: Avalanche -1 (-104)

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Colorado Avalanche vs. Washington Capitals Prediction

Alexander Ovechkin is the heart and soul of the Capitals, and a future Hall of Famer still has some stuff to play for this season. This includes a chance at his 9th 50-goal season, which would tie Gretzky and Bossy for the most ever, as currently, Ovechkin has 47, and clearly, he can say what he wants. You know he wants to tie the record. However, with the Capitals trying to avoid the second wild card and move past Pittsburgh, every point still matters to them, and they have been smoking hot, winning five out of their last six but beating a bad Montreal team, Philly. A slumping Bruins, those are not as impressive as it looks.

The Avalanche are the favorites to win the Stanley Cup and the best team in the regular season. The 31-4 record they have at home is even more impressive, which is hands down the best in the league and why the Avalanche has the most points in the league at 116. The Avalanche have won nine in a row, and the last loss was in overtime to Minnesota back in March on the road, so they will try and get another home win and get to 10 in a row finally.

The Avalanche have been talking about the President's trophy as they would love to win it again, and until they have clinched it, this team will be motivated to win. "It's not the be-all, end-all, but it's something that we had as a goal from the start of the season, to put ourselves in the best position to succeed," Avs coach Jared Bednar said of the President's Trophy. "There's a lot of hockey yet to be played, but I like how our guys are digging in." A few Avalanche are on hot scoring streaks, and with four guys over eighty points, these guys are top five in every offensive category averaging almost four goals a game. This team is in the zone with everything ahead of them, and we expect them to get that 10th win in a row.

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The Avalanche are 51-9 in the last 60 games at home, which is insane. It's hard to ever go against Colorado at home, and with a streak and a chance to win the President's cup and with the Capitals clinching a spot yesterday, we expect the full offensive force of the Avalanche tonight. We are confident enough to take the Avalanche to win in regulation at -130, currently available at all books. So take the Avalanche tonight, and let's ride this hot NHL run to end the season with the best team in the league delivering for us in regulation.

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