Capitals vs Ducks Monday Hockey Odds - Monday night action sees the Washington Capitals travel to the opposite end of the country to square off against the Anaheim Ducks in a matchup between two of the NHL’s hottest teams.

This matchup is very enticing because of the probability it possesses to be a Stanley Cup Finals preview. Both teams stand at the top of their divisions and both look unbeatable when it comes down to a 7 game series. The capability these two franchises have to adapt game to game and period to period is a testament to the coaching in the NHL today.

Anaheim has undoubtedly been the best team since the turn of the new year, compiling an almost unbelievable 18-1-1 record in it’s last 20 games. Being able to rope in 37 points out of a possible 40 is just about unheard of these days in the NHL. The streak has rung out the memories of Anaheim’s 12-15-6 start that saw star center, Ryan Getzlaf, net only one goal during that span.
Capitals vs Ducks Monday at The*Honda Center, Anaheim, California - 10:00 p.m. ET
Getzlaf now has 9 goals and leads the team in assists with 42 and points with 51. Strong consistent play from goaltender, Frederik Anderson, has helped the Ducks catapult to the top of the Pacific division as well. Anderson sports a .922 save percentage with a 2.21 goals against average along with 18 wins this season.

Anaheim’s head coach, Bruce Boudreau, is no stranger to tonight’s opponent seeing that h was the head coach of the Washington Capitals from 2007-2011. Boudreau won the Jack Adam’s trophy (best coach) in 2008 with the Capitals and also brought the franchise it’s first ever President’s trophy in 2010.

Washington comes into tonight’s game with the best power play in the league, converting 23.2 percent of all their power play opportunities, meanwhile the Ducks have struggled in the penalty killing department and have allowed close to 24 percent of opposing team’s power plays to score.

The Capitals also come into tonight’s game boasting a 5 game win streak against the Anaheim Ducks. A win streak that saw Capital’s superstar, Alex Ovechkin, score 2 goals and 2 assists in their last meeting. Ovechkin faces the department of player safety today on a questionable hit against Bruin’s defenseman, Kevin Miller, and might not play in tonight’s contest.