Make sure your popcorn is popped . . . your beer is chilled . . . and your recliner reclined.
Puck drop is 7 p.m. for the Flyers-Capitals Wednesday and you will not want to miss a second of the first period.
Sure, first place in the Metropolitan Division is on the line, but so is an 11-game First Period Over 1.5-Goal Streak in Flyers games. Need proof?
Chronologically, starting with Feb. 8:
2 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 3
We are not the only ones that have noticed, which is why you need to lay -155 on the Over here while most other games are in the -115 to -130 range. You just have to judge whether it is worth it, especially when you consider three of Washington’s last five First Periods have yielded no more than a single tally.
We are going to jump in with the Over Total as well as the Over 1 for each team (allowing for a push at 1 for either).
And for your information, the Over 1.5 odds for each team in the opening 20 minutes are Flyers +370, Capitals +260.
First Period Scoring –
Total Over 1.5 (-155) . . $15.50 / $10
Flyers Over 1 (+205) . . . $5 / $10.25
Capitals Over 1 (+130) . . $5 / $6.50