Flyers at Capitals Game 5 - 4/22/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (42-30-14) at Washington Capitals (59-19-8)
NHL Hockey: Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Capitals -230 / Philadelphia Flyers +205 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, CSNB, NBCSN
The Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals meet Friday night for game five at the Verizon Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers hope to prevent elimination once again by stealing another 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, Wayne Simmonds has two assists and Brandon Manning has 13 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 and Michal Neuvirth has given up one goal on 32 shots. Mason has given up 12 goals in his last three games.
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The Washington Capitals hope to end this series and advance to the next round. 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 15 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 four goals on 118 shots faced. Holtby has given up four goals in his last three games.
The Flyers are 12-3 in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest and 26-54 in their last 80 road games. The Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 Conference Quarterfinals games and 38-15 in their last 53 home games. The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Flyers were able to prevent getting swept on their home ice, but this is where the series should come to an end. The Capitals have outplayed the Flyers this entire series and don't want this thing to drag out any further. Take the home team to end this series.