Washington Capitals (15-6-4) at Philadelphia Flyers (13-7-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -110 / Washington Capitals -110 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in NHL action from the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night.
The Washington Capitals enter this game looking to build on their 5-4 win over New Jersey last time out. Nicklas Backstrom leads the Capitals in scoring with 29 points including team-highs of 10 goals and 19 assists while John Carlson has 21 points with 5 goals and 16 assists. Alex Ovechkin, Jakub Vrana and T.J. Oshie each have 18 points with Vrana logging 10 goals, Ovechkin adding 10 assists and Oshie chipping in 6 goals and 12 assists this season. Tom Wilson has 17 points with 7 goals and 10 assists while Lars Eller has 12 points and Justin Schultz has 10 points as well this season. Vitek Vanacek has made the bulk of the starts in goal for Washington, picking up 11 wins in 20 appearances with a 2.88 GAA this season.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to build on their 5-4 shootout win over Buffalo last time out. James van Riemsdyk leads the Flyers in scoring with 27 points including a team-high 11 goals and 16 assists while Joel Farabee has 22 points split between 11 goals and 11 assists of his own. Claude Giroux and Kevin Hayes each have 18 points with Giroux logging 14 assists while Hayes has 9 goals and 9 assists this season. Jakub Voracek and Sean Couturier each have 16 points with a combined 23 assists between the two while Scott Laughton has 14 points with 6 goals and 8 assists. Travis Konecny has 12 points with 6 goals and 6 assists and Ivan Provorov has 11 points with 9 apples as well this season. Carter Hart’s made 15 appearances with 6 wins and a 3.61 GAA in goal for Philly while Brian Elliott has 7 wins with a pair of shutouts and a 2.29 GAA in 11 appearances this season.
Washington is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall and 5-1 in their last 6 road games while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Philadelphia is 30-14 in their last 44 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Washington is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
This has marquee matchup written all over it and in a normal season, this could be a potential playoff preview. With that said, I came into this one saying I’ve be on the dog here because this matchup is all about finding the value and someone must’ve heard me because it’s a coin flip. Both have identical records home and away respectively, but with that said, the Flyers have win 4 of the last 5 meetings with the Caps and if that’s the only edge here besides being at home, I’ll take it. I’ll back the Flyers in this one.