“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek was in D.C. on Saturday to tape five episodes of the game show’s Power Players Edition at DAR Constitution Hall. During a commercial break, the Canadian-born Trebek talked hockey with the 6,000 fans in the audience and shared his predictions for the NHL playoffs.
Trebek, who grew up a Red Wings fan because of Gordie Howe and later shifted his allegiance to the Montreal Canadiens, picked the Capitals and the Kings to meet in the Stanley Cup finals, with Washington winning it all. (That prediction should make “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak — a Caps and Kings fan — quite happy.)
Trebek referenced a video interview he did on Friday, in which he was asked which teams will surprise in the playoffs.
“It’s not going to be a surprise, it’s Washington,” Trebek said. “They have been dominant, all season long. In terms of surprise, maybe the Anaheim Ducks, although they’re in second-place here out West. The Kings are still looking good, looking strong. But then again you’ve got the Rangers and you’ve got Chicago. Chicago is solid. But in the East, I think it’s Washington. It might be their year.”
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