Philadelphia Flyers (8-3-2) at Washington Capitals (6-3-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Capitals +105 / Philadelphia Flyers -125 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and the Washington Capitals meet in NHL action from the Capital One Arena on Tuesday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to build on their 7-4 win over Washington from their last matchup. James van Riemsdyk leads the Flyers in scoring with 18 points including 7 goals and 11 assists while Jakub Voracek and Joel Farabee each have 12 points with Voracek logging 9 assists while Farabee has 6 goals and 6 assists. Claude Giroux and Kevin Hayes each have 11 points with Giroux posting 10 assists while Hayes has 6 goals and 5 helpers. Scott Laughton has 9 points with 4 goals and 5 helpers and Travis Konecny has 5 goals with 3 assists for his 8 points this season.
The Washington Capitals will look to rebound from the beatdown loss at the hands of Philadelphia in their last matchup. Nicklas Backstrom leads the Caps in scoring with 17 points including 6 goals and 11 assists while Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson each have 12 points with 5 goals and 7 assists apiece. John Carlson has 4 goals and 7 assists for his 11 points and Jakub Vrana has 9 points with 3 goals and 5 helpers while T.J. Oshie has 7 points with 2 goals and 5 assists. Vitek Vanacek has a 3.18 GAA with 5 wins in 10 appearances this season in goal for Washington.
Philadelphia Is 12-4 in their last 16 road games and 36-17 in their last 53 games overall while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win. Washington is 6-13 in their last 19 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall. Philadelphia is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I’ve gone back and forth trying to make the case for both sides, but the thing is that the case for Philadelphia’s just a lot stronger as the Flyers are at full strength and are in full rhythm right now while the Caps are still integrating pieces back into their lineup off of the COVID list. I just think that the Flyers get another win over Washington here, even though it’s hard to beat the same team twice in a back-to-back scenario. Give me the Flyers here.