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Lightning Locks breaks down the Vegas Golden Knights vs Washington Capitals game tonight and shares his picks. This is it for the Golden Knights. Win or go home it's that simple.

Vegas Golden Knights vs Washington Capitals Best Bet: Can the Golden Knights Stay in the Playoff Hunt?

This is it for the Vegas Golden Knights. Win or go home it's that simple. Sure they play Dallas next week which might decide everything but after Vegas lost to the Devils of all teams, after being shut out by the Oilers this is the game we feel if Vegas doesn't show up tonight you can stick a fork in them.

On the other side, we have the Capitals fighting to get out of the last wild card spot and move ahead of Pittsburgh with still a chance to catch Boston still. We have said it before that no one wants to be the eight seed and take on the best team in the league, the Panthers so Washington isn't going to lay down as they proved the other day by beating the best home team in Colorado at home showing this team can beat anyone.

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Vegas Golden Knights vs Washington Capitals Prediction

The Capitals as we mentioned are fighting to move out of the eight seed but they are also playing their fourth road game on this five-game trip where they do have a winning record but really they got abused by Toronto, beat a garbage Canadiens team and the Avalanche game was a battle to the end and we think that game may have taken a toll on the Capitals. The Capitals, you wouldn't know it, are the best road team in the NHL this year (24-8-5).

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But, we feel this is a tough game for them with garbage Arizona to end the road trip and off the huge win over Colorado, we feel that the Capitals just don't have the energy or the legs tonight to beat a team who is playing for their season at home. They played once this year and Vegas shut out Washington at home (1-0) which was an impressive win and will give the Knights confidence to do it again tonight. We have two different goalies from the first game and we feel the Knights have the better goalie in goal tonight which should help slow down the Capitals tonight. 

There is nothing we can say better than the Knights' coach said. "I think we have to win them all," DeBoer said of his team's final five-game stretch, which begins with a Wednesday home contest against the Washington Capitals (43-23-10, 96 points). "I think that's pretty simple. We've got to win them all." It doesn't help Vegas that they have games against three playoff teams while the Kings who are ahead of them have five games against non-playoff teams. When we delve deeper into the Devil's loss we see that the Knights had sixteen more shots and hit the goal post three times so very unlucky but they outplayed the Devils even though the result didn't go their way. The coaches have already said we have to move on and not dwell on it and the players are saying "We just have to build our own luck," Vegas forward Jonathan Marchessault said. "We've got to have some puck luck at some point. It's not always about chances, it's about the quality of our chances." Do or die at home we are willing to take the shot off the tough loss.

Tonight we are buying low and selling high. If the Knights can win tonight and against San Jose, they can set up literally an all-in game with Dallas next week. Every point matters, they are at home after a tough loss against a team that just beat the best team in the West with a little less motivation tonight. Let's take the desperate Knights to win or literally go home. We will lay -140 with Las Vegas to win and stay in the hunt a little longer for the last playoff spot. Let's gamble tonight with Vegas -140 if you want to throw a little on the plus money in regulation go ahead we will stay with the safe "just win baby" line of -140.

Washington Capitals vs Vegas Golden Knights Best Bet

Pick: Vegas ML -140 (Bet $140 to win $100)

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