Capitals: Top 3 impact players to watch against Golden Knights

Capitals stretch their winning streak to six with a 5-2 win over the Golden Knights

Capitals stretch their winning streak to six with a 5-2 win over the Golden Knights

Vegas was in action on the road in the nation's capital as they faced Washington Saturday night: they were beaten 2-1 in overtime by Toronto on the road Thursday night. The game will get underway at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9, and you can view this East-West matchup live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain. Is another loss in the cards for Las Vegas as the underdogs?

"That's how hockey should work - when you want to pay the price and you want to play the game the right way and then things can go your way".

The Capitals head into the matchup as the -127 favorites on BetOnline's latest odds board. That winning percentage, ranked second in the league in this young season, is an improvement over the 48-34 record from the 2018-19 season campaign.

Tom Wilson beat Marc-Andre Fleury for his eighth of the season, Jonas Siegenthaler scored the first of his National Hockey League career and Backstrom had a power-play goal in the third. The team's 4-3 SU at home this year. Ovechkin cut it to 3-2 on the power play with 13:47 remaining in the second with assists from Kuznetsov and Carlson. On the other hand, its penalty kill is rated eighth overall, and it's successfully killed off 85.7 percent of all penalties.

Playing his second game after missing seven with a broken finger, Tavares took a pass from Mitch Marner on a 2-on-1 and scored his fourth goal of the season, beating goalie Malcolm Subban with a high shot. Fabbri scored his second of the game and third of the season on the power play at 1:30 of the period to make it 3-1. This time, the Capitals' penalty kill held strong, and it did so again six minutes into the period as Vegas finished 1 for 4 with the man advantage.

The Golden Knights put themselves in an early hole giving up a goal to Evgeny Kuznetsov:58 seconds into the game.

The Caps will continue to look for leadership from John Carlson and Alex Ovechkin. Washington is second in the league recording 10.4 points per game, averaging 4.0 goals and 6.4 assists.

Vegas is 9-5-3 with five of their wins coming on the road this season. Through 17 regular season contests, nine of its games have gone over the total, while eight have gone under the total and none have pushed. Vegas wins 3-2 and under on the under/over of 6. The team's had to defend opponent power plays just 8.8 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. Detroit is 31 in the league in goals for as they average 2.17 goals per contest on the year. The Vegas Golden Knights play for the second straight night as they travel to face the Detroit Red Wings Sunday afternoon.

For both of these clubs, the over has hit in four of their past five outings. After falling behind 1-0, Dylan Larkin tied the game with his fifth of the season at 2:41 of the period off assists from Madison Bowey and Jonathan Bernier.

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russian Federation, celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Washington.

This game features two of the more physical teams in the league. The goal for Pacioretty was his 4th of the season and was scored unassisted.