Capitals vs. Flyers - 2/7/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (23-18-9) at Washington Capitals (37-9-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Capitals / Philadelphia Flyers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals play Sunday afternoon at the Verizon Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power plays. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 18 goals, Claude Giroux has 27 assists and Brayden Schenn has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 80 goals on 948 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 43 goals on 638 shots. Mason has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Washington Capitals look to remain hot after winning nine of their last 12 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.
The Flyers are 19-43 in their last 62 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record. The Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 42-17 in their last 59 home games. The Flyers are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The Flyers have had the Capitals number as of late, but they have yet to prove themselves on the road. Washington handels back to back games well and has the upper hand on its home ice. Give me the Capitals.