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Washington vs Carolina: Capitals Aiming to Make NHL Playoff Gains

Washington vs Carolina: Capitals Aiming to Make NHL Playoff Gains
One squad is well on their way to the NHL playoff party while the other is golf course bound. That’s the scenario when Washington hosts Carolina as the Capitals look to improve their postseason positioning while the Hurricanes will miss the big dance for a sixth straight season. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 PM ET on March 31, 2015, at the Verizon Center, in the District of Columbia, USA

Washington Capitals: Look to close the gap on the Islanders

Current owners of the #7 seed, the top Wild Card spot in the NHL Eastern Conference, Washington can get to within one point of the #5 seeded Islanders with a win tonight. The Capitals have had a streaky March as they are 8-5-0 this month but they are coming off an impressive 5-2 win over the Rangers in New York on Tuesday. Caps superstar Alex Ovechkin is looking to register his sixth season with at least 50 goals – he may get the one he needs to push past 49 and more tonight.

Carolina Hurricanes: Playing out the string on a long season of losing in Raleigh, NC

NHL regular season action probably can’t end soon enough for Carolina. The Hurricanes are officially eliminated from postseason play and their 26-38-11 record has then placed 26th overall in the NHL. It’s been a miserable March in Raleigh as the hometown hockey hero’s have posted a 4-6-3 record. The said, the Hurricanes have been putting in some effort as they beat up on Pittsburgh (5-2) and New Jersey (3-1) prior to dropping a 2-1 overtime decision versus Boston on Sunday.

Hurricanes vs Capitals Call: It’s difficult to not like Washington in this contest tonight. They are at home, they are hungry for a better playoff position and they have one of the greatest goal scorers in NHL history who is ready to put another mark in the NHL record books. The Hurricanes still battling hard will sway us away from the puck line as we back the Capitals to win in regulation time. Our 300 unit wager at the William Hill sportsbook earns us a tidy 240 unit return.

William Hill NHL Betting Prices – Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes

William Hill NHL Puck Betting Prices – Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes

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