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Led by the great Alexander Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals soared to a Stanley Cup win in 2017-18. The Caps would like nothing more than to go the distance and lift the Cup again, but it will be an uphill battle.

While the Caps are known for strong regular season performances, having won five consecutive division titles between 2015 and 2020, the team has notoriously faltered in the early rounds of the playoffs and made hasty exits from postseason play in recent seasons. But with a roster highlighted by veteran talent, including Ovechkin, defenseman John Carlson, and center Nicklas Backstrom, the Caps are looking to shake their recent playoff woes and make another run for the Stanley Cup before considering a potential rebuild.

This year, betting on the Caps will be a great addition to the fans back in the arena. Here’s your guide to NHL betting on the Caps online in Maryland, including the best odds and lines at MD online sportsbooks and helpful tips and trivia about the team.

Today’s Capitals odds: Puck line, Stanley Cup, props

Whenever the Caps take the ice there are plenty of hockey betting options to explore, and those opportunities spill over well after the game and into the offseason. Check out our odds feed below for the best Caps lines including the puck line, Stanley Cup odds, and player props at MD online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to claim your bonus and start getting your bets locked in.

Today’s Caps odds

Stanley Cup odds

Ovechkin MVP, prop odds

Caps props and futures

Two of the most exciting ways to bet on the Caps are props and futures. Prop betting offers a ton of extra bets for individual games while futures betting lays out more options for season-based outcomes.

Single-game odds listings will show you the available props for a Caps game. Props are usually tied to predictions of player performance. Here are a few prop bet examples you might find at Caesars Maryland:

  • Will Nicklas Backstrom score a goal and have an assist during the game — yes or no?
  • How many saves will goalie Vitek Vanecek make – over/under 27.5?
  • Who will have more shots in the game — the Caps or the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Other props are based on a particular team’s actions or achievements, or on the game as a whole. For example, you might bet on how many short-handed goals the Caps will score in a game or whether the Caps will manage more total shots on net than their opponent.

NHL futures are bets placed on an event outcome that will happen at a later date, meaning not in tonight’s game. Examples of NHL futures bets you might find on the PointsBet MD sports app include:

  • Caps odds to win the Stanley Cup
  • The Caps to make (or not make) the playoffs
  • A Caps player to win an individual award, like Ovechkin winning the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as NHL’s leading goal scorer

Caps coaches/bench staff

Peter LaViolette is the current head coach of the Washington Capitals. LaViolette has the distinction of being only the fourth coach in NHL history to reach the Stanley Cup Final with three different teams,the Carolina Hurricanes (2006), the Philadelphia Flyers (2010), and the Nashville Predators (2017).

The Caps are now keen for him to guide them back to an NHL Championship. At the end of the pandemic-altered 2020-21 season, LaViolette led the Caps to a 36-15-5 regular-season record.

Prior to LaViolette’s hiring ahead of the 2020-21 season, Washington had seen 18 other head coaches lead the team. Among the most notable past Caps head coaches are:

  • Barry Trotz (2014-2018): Trotz put up a .571 winning percentage during his four seasons at the helm of the Caps, going 205-89-34 in the regular season and 36-27 in the postseason. Notably, he was behind the bench for the Caps’ 2017-18 season that saw them win their first and only Stanley Cup to date. Trotz abruptly resigned 11 days after winning the Cup over a contract dispute.
  • Bruce Boudreau (2007-2011): Under Boudreau, the Caps won three straight division titles, along with the Presidents’ Trophy for most points in the 2009-10 regular season. The team couldn’t replicate this success in the playoffs, however, failing to make it past the conference semifinals during Boudreau’s time behind the bench.
  • Bryan Murray (1981-1990): Murray spent nine seasons in Washington and went 343-246-83 for 769 points in 672 games. His most notable season came in 1983-84 when he led the Caps to the franchise’s first 100-point regular season and its first playoff series victory. He won the Jack Adams Trophy as Coach of the Year for that season’s efforts.

Washington Capitals home games

The Capital One Arena in downtown Washington, DC has been home to the Caps since its opening in 1997. Their previous home was the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland, where the Caps played their home games from 1974 to 1997.

  • Name: Capital One Arena
  • Former names: MCI Arena (1996-2006), Verizon Center (2006-2017)
  • Address: 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • Owner: Monumental Sports & Entertainment
  • Capacity: 18,573 for ice hockey
  • Groundbreaking: Oct. 18, 1995
  • Opening date: Dec. 2, 1997
  • Also home to: Washington Wizards (NBA) (1997–present), Georgetown Hoyas (NCAA) (1997–present).

How to watch/listen to Caps games

NBC Sports Washington is the local TV broadcaster of Caps games, with national games on NBC and NBCSN. Streaming via computer or the NBC Sports mobile app is available to those with valid login credentials via the MyTeams app and NBCSportsWashington.com. NBC Sports Washington’s live-game coverage is led by veteran play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati and analyst Craig Laughlin.

For fans outside the Caps’ home region, games can be live streamed from NHL.TV provided you have access to a subscription.

Caps Radio 24/7 is the official audio channel of the Washington Capitals. The station can be accessed, free of charge, via the Caps Mobile App radio button, using the TuneIn radio app, and online at www.capsradio247.com.

The Caps games are broadcast on the radio on WJFK 106.7 FM (The Fan) and Hubbard Radio (WFED 1500).

Brief Capitals history

Below are some franchise highlights from the Caps’ history books.

  • June 7, 2018: The Capitals lift the Stanley Cup for the first time after defeating the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in five games, including a 4–3 win in the decisive fifth game.
  • May 26, 2014: Washington hires Barry Trotz as its head coach.
  • June 12, 2008: Ovechkin becomes the first player in NHL history to win the Hart Trophy (league MVP), Art Ross Trophy (leading scorer), Lester B. Pearson Award (MVP as voted on by the players) and Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy (leading goal scorer) all in the same year.
  • June 26, 2004: With their first overall pick in the NHL Draft (the Caps’ first since 1976), the team selects Ovechkin, essentially beginning its current era.
  • June 9, 1998: Caps make their Stanley Cup Finals debut but end up swept in four games by the Detroit Red Wings.
  • Sept. 8, 1982: General Manager David Poile executes a blockbuster trade, dealing Ryan Walter and Rick Green to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Rod Langway, Brian Engblom, Doug Jarvis and Craig Laughlin. Following this trade, the season saw the Caps advance to the playoffs for the first time and kick off a 14-season streak of playoff appearances.
  • Oct. 17, 1974: The Caps win their first-ever regular season game with a victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.
  • June 9, 1972: The NHL awards an expansion franchise to Washington, to begin league play with the 1974-75 season.

Caps FAQ

Who owns the Washington Capitals?

Monumental Sports & Entertainment, led by CEO Ted Leonsis, own the Caps. MSE is also the owner of the Capital One Arena, the NBA’s Washington Wizards, and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics.

How many Stanley Cups have the Caps won?

To date, the Caps have won the Stanley Cup once. They were crowned Stanley Cup champions in 2018, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game Five of the best-of-seven series.

How much are the Caps worth?

According to Forbes’ recent NHL franchise valuations, the Caps are worth $750 million.

Which Caps numbers are retired?

Four players have seen their jersey numbers retired by the Caps thus far. They are:

  • #5 – Rod Langway
  • #7 – Yvon Labre
  • #11 – Mike Gartner
  • #32 – Dale Hunter

What is the Caps' Twitter handle?

You can get instant info about the Caps on Twitter by giving @capitals a follow. As of June 2021, the team’s account has over 785,000 followers and counting.

What is the most popular Caps jersey of all time?

Alex Ovechkin’s No. 8 endures as one of the top-selling jerseys in the NHL.

Who is the Capitals' best goalie ever?

Olaf Kölzig is widely regarded as the best Caps goaltender of all time. The beloved backstop is the all-time team leader across a number of categories, including games played (711), wins (301) and shutouts (35). Kölzig won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goalie in 2000 and boasted a 2.70 GAA (goals against average) during his 14-year career with the Caps.