Washington Capitals vs. Calgary Flames - 11/13/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (5-11-1) at Washington Capitals (11-4-0)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Capitals / Calgary Flames --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Flames look to shake off yet another loss on Thursday night as they head into the American capital to battle Washington on Friday.
The Calgary Flames have to be among the league's most disappointing teams through the first stretch of the NHL schedule as they have gone from playoff contenders a season ago to Pacific door mats this season and things don't get any easier for them on Friday night against Washington. The Flames are regressing and perhaps proving that last year was a bit of a fluke and while they aren't as bad as they have shown so far and they are likely to right the ship to some extent I don't see them as a playoff team this season. Joni Ortio will get the nod tonight as he will go up against Braden Holtby who has the Capitals sitting in second place in the Metropolitan division.
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The Capitals are coming off a victory in Philadelphia last night and will look to make it two in a row and eight of their last 10 tonight as they welcome the struggling Flames to town. The Caps are in good shape right now and if not for a ridiculous nine game winning streak by the Rangers right now they would likely be sitting atop the Metro division and in the mix for top spot in the conference. Washington is going to be a dangerous team all season long and this spot at home against a slumping team is a game they must win and likely will come away with without much difficulty.