Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals - 11/28/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (15-5-1) at Toronto Maple Leafs (7-10-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs / Washington Capitals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Washington Capitals look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power plays. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 11 goals, Evgeny Kuznetsov has 16 assists and Justin Williams has 57 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 33 goals on 433 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has given up 11 goals on 110 shots. Holtby has allowed five goals in his last three games. Brooks Orpik is doubtful with a lower-body injury.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs hope for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power plays. Joffrey Lupul leads Toronto with eight goals, Tyler Bozak has 10 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their power play chances. James Reimer has allowed 31 goals on 468 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has given up 23 goals on 219 shots. Reimer has allowed five goals in his last three games. Roman Polak is questionable with a foot injury.
The Capitals are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-0 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Maple Leafs are 2-10 in their last 12 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 10-25 in their last 35 Saturday games. The Capitals are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Capitals are rolling right now and have done well even when playing on the end of a back-to-back. The Maple Leafs continue to struggle with consistency and have lost five of their last six to Washington.