Capitals at Flyers Game 6 - 4/24/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (59-20-8) at Philadelphia Flyers (43-30-14)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers / Washington Capitals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers meet Sunday afternoon for game six at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Washington Capitals have yet another chance to end this series and avoid a potential game seven. 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 23 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 five goals on 128 shots faced. Holtby has given up four goals in his last three games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers can win a third straight game and force an improbable game seven. 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 Shayne Gostisbehere has 10 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 76 shots. Neuvirth has given up three goals in his last three games.
The Capitals are 37-14 in their last 51 games playing on 1 days rest and 58-27 in their last 85 overall. The Flyers are 13-3 in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 11-4 in their last 15 home games. The Capitals are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Philadelphia.
This series has kind of flipped on its head, as the Flyers looked like they were dead. Now, the Flyers are one more win from forcing this thing to a game seven where anything can happen. I almost feel like backing the Flyers because Washington killed me the last two games. However, at the end of the day, the Capitals are head and shoulders the better team here and should get the job done on a third try.