The Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals match will go up at 7:00 PM EST later today. The match will be happening at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Date and Time: October 17th, 2017 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports (US Regional)
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are 4-1-0 with 8 points so far into the NHL season 2017-18. Their opponents this time, the Washington Capitals, are 3-2-1 with 7 points. The point difference might be just one, but both teams have quite a difference in their play styles. When both the play styles meet later today, we will get to see which one wins over the other.
The Maple Leafs are in good form, that is for sure. 4 wins out of 5 total games are something any team should be proud of. Auston Matthews leads the team in points and goals. he has a score of 8 and 5 both the two stats, respectively. William Nylander leads the team in assists with a 4. However, these top stats of points, goals, and assists are significantly lower than those of the Washington Capitals. The Capitals, however, don’t have the form and synergy of a winning team right now.
Toronto’s offense is considerably better at shots and goals than the Washington team’s. With a 9-2 ATS in the last 11 games, the Maple Leafs will be ready to beat the Capitals today.
Niklas Backstrom leads the Capitals with an 11 in points. As for the goals, captain Alex Ovechkin leads the team with 9, thanks in large to his back to back hat-tricks. Evgeny Kuznetsov leads the team in assists with 11.
The team’s figures are strong. The Capital players are also very strong. The team, as a whole, is a few steps behind becoming a fully victory-loving team. To be locked in that mode, they need to face more opponents.
The Capitals are playing at home and have a crowd to satisfy. If this works in their favor, which most probably it will, we can see a clear Washington win.