Capitals at Flyers Game 3 - 4/18/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (58-18-8) at Philadelphia Flyers (41-29-14)
NHL Hockey: Monday, April 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers / Washington Capitals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, CSN, NBCSN
The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers play game three of their series Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Washington Capitals can all but end this contest with a victory and a 3-0 series lead. The Washington Capitals are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power plays. John Carlson leads Washington with two goals, Nicklas Bäckström has three assists and Alexander Ovechkin has eight shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 85.1 percent of their power play chances. Braden Holtby has allowed one goal on 61 shots faced. Holtby has given up two goals in his last three games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers need a victory here in order to have a real shot to win this series. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power plays. Jakub Voracek leads Philadelphia with one goal, Brayden Schenn has one assist and Shayne Gostisbehere has two shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed six goals on 48 shots faced. Mason has given up seven goals in his last three games.
The Capitals are 5-1 in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games and 38-14 in their last 52 games playing on 1 days rest. The Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Capitals are 11-28-1 in the last 40 meetings in Philadelphia.
While the Flyers have been playing well on their home ice, they haven't looked good in this series at all and have been simply outplayed on both sides. It's hard to back the Flyers here. Give me the Capitals to win yet another game.