The Coach's Free Play
(NHL) Washington vs. Anaheim, 02/15/2015 3:00 PM, Score: 5 - 3
Money Line: -162.00 Anaheim (Home)
Result: Loss
The Anaheim Ducks will host the Washington Capitals tonight, looking to win back-to-back games after ending a three game losing streak with a 2-1 win at Carolina on Thursday. This will be the second game in as many night's for the Caps, coming off a 3-1 loss to the Kings at the Staples Center last night. I think the Ducks are a bargain on home ice tonight.

Here are my keys to the game:

1. Home Cookin' - The Ducks boast one of the best home records in the league, going 19-6-3 at the Pond so far this season. The Caps on the other hand have lost six of their last eight on the road.

2. Goaltending - Jon Gibson is expected to start tonight, and the 21 year old made a name for himself in last season's playoffs. He hasn't seen a lot of action here this season, but with Bryzgalov struggling, he's moved to the top of the depth chart while Andersen is injured. He was brilliant in his last start, stopping 35-of-36 shots in a 2-1 win at Carolina.

3. X-Factor - Playing on back-to-back nights is never easy, and the Caps have lost six of their last eight in such situations.

Selection: This is a play on the Anaheim Ducks (Free)