(NHL) Boston vs. Washington, 05/17/2021 7:30 PM, Score: 4 - 3
Total: 5.50 | 120.00 Over
Result: Win
This is a 10* on OVER

The NHL Playoffs have not been short on drama thus far with the first five games all being decided by one goal and four of them going into overtime. We had a win on the Under in Game 1 of this Bruins-Capitals series on Saturday, despite OT, as things were tied 2-2 at the end of regulation. Washington got the game winner 4:41 into the extra period and now looks to take a commanding 2-0 series lead. But that may prove difficult with their current goaltending situation. Vitek Vanecek hurt his leg in the first period of Game 1 and had to leave. Ilya Samsonov has been on the COVID-19 list (now off it). and did not dress Saturday. That left 40-year old Craig Anderson between the pipes for the majority of Game 1 and while he stopped 21 of 22 shots, we wouldn’t expect a similar effort if called into duty again. Anderson made just four regular season starts. Boston failed to generate many scoring chances in Game 1, but we think they’ll be more aggressive here in light of the Washington goaltending situation. Six of the eight regular season meetings between the teams went Over. The Over is 7-2-1 the Capitals last 10 games after allowing two goals or less. Play on OVER