Philadelphia Flyers (19-16-6) at Washington Capitals (27-11-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Capitals -162 / Philadelphia Flyers +135 --- 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 be out to rebound from a 5-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres in their last matchup. James van Riemsdyk leads the Flyers in scoring with 33 points including 13 goals and 20 assists while Jakub Voracek has 32 points with a team-high 25 assists. Joel Farabee leads the Flyers with 15 goals on the year while Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier and Kevin Hayes all have double-digit goal and assist numbers this season. As a team, Philadelphia is averaging 3 goals per game on 29.6 shots with a 19.4% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.5 goals on 28.8 shots with a 74.4% success rate killing off penalties this season.
The Washington Capitals will look to keep their momentum going after an 8-1 beating of Boston in their last matchup. Nicklas Backstrom leads the Caps in scoring with 42 points including 13 goals and a team-high 29 assists while Alex Ovechkin has 37 points with a team-high 21 goals and 16 assists. John Carlson has 35 points with 25 assists while T.J. Oshie has 33 points with 14 goals and 19 assists. Jakub Vrana and Tom Wilson each have 25 points with double-digit goals and assists this season. As a team, Washington is averaging 3.3 goals on 28 shots per game with a 24% success rate on the PP while allowing 3 goals on 29.4 shots against with an 83.1% success rate killing off penalties this season.
Philadelphia is 2-6 in their last 8 games overall and 1-7 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 11-3 in their last 14 games overall. Washington is 10-2 in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record and 19-7 in their last 26 games overall while the over is 41-19 in their last 60 home games. The favorite is 14-6 in the last 20 meetings between these two teams.
I think the two teams that have disappointed me the most this season, are the Dallas Stars and the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers just can’t figure out what they’re doing and can’t keep the puck out of the net on top of it all, and giving up five and losing to the Sabres the way that they did is borderline unacceptable. Washington is playing some of the best hockey in the league right now and after dismantling Boston the way they did, I have to back Washington to keep the puck rolling here.