Devils vs. Capitals - 2/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (36-9-4) at New Jersey Devils (26-20-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils +131 / Washington Capitals -145 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, MSG+
The Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils meet Saturday at the Prudential Center.
The Washington Capitals look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power plays. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 29 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 31 assists and Justin Williams has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their power play chances. Braden Holtby has allowed 80 goals on 1,117 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has given up 24 goals on 285 shots. Holtby has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The New Jersey Devils look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 20 goals, Lee Stempniak has 23 assists and Adam Henrique has 97 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 87 goals on 1,224 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 24 goals on 265 shots. Schneider has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 36-15 in their last 51 overall. The Devils are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Capitals are 7-16 in the last 23 meetings in New Jersey and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Capitals remain one of the hotter teams in the league while the Devils have these winning stretches that don't usually last long. Washington should be able to win its fifth road game in its last six tries.