Capitals at Flyers Game 4 - 4/20/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (58-18-8) at Philadelphia Flyers (41-29-14)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +149 / Washington Capitals -165 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, CSN, NBCSN
The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers meet Wednesday night for game four at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Washington Capitals look to complete the sweep with another road victory. 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 three goals, Nicklas Backstrom has five assists and Alex Ovechkin has 13 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 two goals on 93 shots faced. Holtby has given up two goals in his last three games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers hope to begin the improbable series comeback by getting this victory. 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, Sam Gagner has one assist and Brandon Manning has nine shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 80.5 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 12 goals on 81 shots faced. Mason has given up 12 goals in his last three games.
The Capitals are 6-1 in their last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games and 39-14 in their last 53 games playing on 1 days rest. The Flyers are 4-2 in their last 5 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Capitals are 12-28-1 in the last 41 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Flyers have shown us nothing in three games that makes me think they can't compete with the Washington Capitals. At this point the Flyers may have checked out and are already prepared for their offseason plans. I expect the Washington Capitals to complete the sweep.