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Washington Capitals vs. Los Angeles Kings, 3-8-2018 - Expert Prediction
Los Angeles hosts Washington on Thursday night at the Staples Center. The Capitals are coming off a bad 4-0 loss to Anaheim on Tuesday night, but remain at the top of the Metropolitan.
In a rematch from 11/30/2017, the Washington Capitals will travel to Staples Center in Los Angeles, California to clash with the Kings of Los Angeles on Thursday night at 10:35 pm EST.  In their last meeting, the Kings got the convincing 5-2 road win.  In this game, the Capitals got on the board first with a goal by Eygeny Kuzpetsoy at the 4:04 mark in the first period; However, Marian Gaborik evened the game at 1 with a goal at the 11:08 minute mark.  The Capitals would regain the lead early in the 2nd period with yet another goal by Kuzpetsoy.  It was then that the Kings Jonny Brodzinski and Jussi Jokinen each scored goals to allow LA to take the 3-2 lead.  The 3rd period was dominated by the Kings who scored 2 goals by Marian Goborik and Tyler Toffoli to seal the 5-2 road win. For the game, Los Angeles had 27 shots on goal for an 18.5% efficiency rating, while the Capitals had 29 shots on goal with a 6.9% efficiency rating.  Goalie Jonathan Quick (12-8-1) got the win for Los Angeles, while Braden Holthy (13-6-0) suffered the loss for Washington. The Caps come into this game winners of 5 of their last 10 games, while the Kings come in as winners of 6 of their last 10.  In their last outing, the Washington Capitals were blanked 4-0 on the road by Anaheim on Tuesday night.  The Los Angeles Kings took the 5-3 home loss at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.
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