Bruins vs. Capitals Game 2 Prediction

Bruins vs. Capitals, 5/17/21 NHL Playoffs Predictions

After the Capitals took Game 1of their divisional round semifinals series on Saturday night, will the Bruins rebound in Game 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday night? Boston is -130 on the money line while the total sits at 5.5 goals.

Game Snapshot

001 Boston Bruins (-130) at 002 Washington Capitals (+110); o/u 5.5

7:30 p.m. ET, Monday, May 17, 2021

Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

TV: NBCSN

Boston Bruins DFS Spin

Tuukka Rask would not talk about his future when asked after Saturday's 3-2 loss in overtime. The 34-year-old is eligible to become a UFA after the playoffs and he was not giving any clues as to his future plans. “I haven’t really thought about that. I just try to go game by game series by series,” Rask said. “I’ll see what the future brings after that. Obviously, there’s going to be some decisions to be made, but we’ll do that when the time is right. Right now I’m not thinking about that.” Rask gave up three goals including the overtime winner, on 32 shots. Game 2 is Monday in Washington.

Washington Capitals DFS Spin

Ilya Samsonov is off the COVID protocol list and he is available to the team, according to coach Peter Laviolette. Samsonov was scratched for Washington's playoff opener versus Boston on Saturday night. He was back on the ice Sunday, but Laviolette would not say if the Capitals netminder would be an option for Game 2 on Monday. Vitek Vanecek is day-to-day with a lower-body injury after he was hurt on Saturday. Craig Anderson won the game in relief and the team recalled Zach Fucale on Sunday.

Bruins vs. Capitals NHL Prediction

The Bruins are just 18-40 in their last 58 games versus the Capitals and have dropped 12 of their last 15 games on the road versus Washington. Boston is also just 2-5 in its last seven road games and is 3-10 in its last 13 playoff games as a favorite. Meanwhile, the Capitals are 28-11 in their last 39 games overall and are 5-2 in their last seven games coming off a win.

NHL PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS +110

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