California Gauntlet

Tonight, the Caps begin what will be their three hardest road games. It is anything but a vacation for the Caps as they head out to California. Anaheim, Los Angles and San Jose. All three teams are battling one another for playoff position in the Pacific Division. Each team having 18 games left and only separated by six points.

First Up Anaheim Ducks March 7, 10 p.m EST

The Caps start the trip by facing the red hot Ducks who have won 11 in a row. With this win streak, they have been able to propel themselves to the top of the Pacific. In addition, the Ducks where able to get Bruce Boudreau his 400th career win and he became the fastest coach to do so. Hopefully the Caps are not jet-lagged and can come put together a much needed good start to not only this game, but to this road trip.

Second Los Angles Kings, Wednesday March 9, 10:30 p.m EST

In what could be a potential Stanley Cup Final preview, the Caps look to once again beat the Kings this season. On February 16, the Caps edged out a 3-1 win in a hard playoff style game. Phillip Grubauer got the win with Andrea Burakovsky and Evgeny Kuznetsov scoring while Jason Chimera sealed the game with an empty netter in the final 10 seconds. An important note is the Kings did score the first goal in this game. A key factor in this game will be the Caps taking the Staples Center crowd out of the game and keeping it that way for the full 60 minutes.

Finally, San Jose Sharks Saturday, March 12 30: p.m EST

The Caps are looking to show just how far they have come. After a 5-0 loss in the second game of the season. Although the Caps did not have Alex Ovechkin that game as he was scratched for breaking team rules, the Caps looked awful. On Saturday, they look to show that the game back in October was a fluke and that they will not be beaten again.

Keep checking back with us throughout the week for updates on lines and how Trotz’s Boyz did.

Written by Brandon Alter

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