Washington Capitals vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 12/6/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Capitals vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 12/6/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brett Connolly, middle at right, celebrates his second-period power-play goal with Capitals teammates Wednesday night.

Wednesdays 6-2 loss to the Capitals was the Blackhawks fifth consecutive loss, and they remain out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Kane has never scored a goal AT Washington.

Backstrom's production, or lack thereof, could be attributed to head coach Barry Trotz' opting to seperate Backstrom and Ovechkin to different lines. Only 29 seconds later, Wilson's breakaway shot was turned away by Forsberg, but the rebound went through Artem Anisimov's legs and right to Ovechkin, who didn't miss from point-blank range.

Nicklas Backstrom ended a 21-game stretch without a goal and added two assists, and Washington's top-line trio each scored a goal in the first period when the Capitals opened a 3-0 lead. "Great way to get it started and we kept rolling".

The Blackhawks head into Wednesday night's show down with the Capitals looking to maintain their recent success against Metro division opponents as they are 10-2 in their last 12 contests but they have dropped four games in a row overall and need to shake out of their early season funk. Shortly after a faceoff in the Hawks defensive zone, Tom Wilson flicked a seemingly harmless puck at the net, but the shot beat Forsberg short side at 14:53 to put the Hawks in a 2-0 hole.

Chicago's leading scorer Patrick Kane (27 points) has gone two straight games without a point.

Braden Holtby turned aside 37 of 39 for his 15th win of the season and four in his past five. "You can be misled by the shot (total) or maybe it looked like we had some looks there".

NOTES: Washington has won seven straight home games against Chicago.

The Chicago Blackhawks used to be one of the NHL's least popular franchises, but after a 10-year run of success and adulation, they have achieved a remarkable new milestone.

Coach Joel Quenneville told reporters Wednesday that there's some "likelihood" Crawford (undisclosed) will play Sunday against the Coyotes. C Chandler Stephenson saw action after missing one game with an upper-body injury.

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