Money Line: 115.00 Washington (Home)
Wasington is now the underdog in Game 1. Boston looked terrible over the first part of the season, but a second half surge has its numbers on par with Washington's heading into this series. The Capitals also struggled with defensive consistency early, but each team is among the leaders on both ends of the ice heading into the playoffs. I love the Capitals at home here though, as I expect them to "up" their level of play now that the post-season is here. Also note that the Capitals are 7-2 in their last nine as a home dog in the +105 to +125 range; great value on the home side here!
T.M. Prediction: 4-2 Washington.