Flyers vs. Capitals - 3/30/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (54-16-5) at Philadelphia Flyers (37-25-13)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers / Washington Capitals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers meet Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Washington Capitals look for another win after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power plays. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 43 goals, T.J. Oshie has 22 assists and Justin Williams has 186 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84.7 percent of their power play chances. Braden Holtby has allowed 129 goals on 1,667 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has given up 38 goals on 475 shots. Holtby has allowed three goals in his last three games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18 percent of their power plays. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 26 goals, Brayden Schenn has 29 assists and Claude Giroux has 222 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 117 goals on 1,429 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 67 goals on 891 shots. Mason has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Capitals are 39-12 in their last 51 vs. Eastern Conference and 17-8 in their last 25 road games. The Flyers are 9-1 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win. The Capitals are 11-27-1 in the last 39 meetings in Philadelphia and 3-7 in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Flyers have actually had great success against the Capitals, winning seven of the last 10 meetings. Philly is also the desprate team here with the playoffs still in question, while the Capitals already clinched the top seed. I'll take the home team here.