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Flyers vs. Capitals - 2/22/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Capitals (32-17-10) at Philadelphia Flyers (24-23-11)
Date & Time Sunday February 22, 2015, 12:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers / Washington Capitals --- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NBC
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NHL | Washington Capitals (32-17-10) at Philadelphia Flyers (24-23-11)
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The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers play Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Washington Capitals hope to stay hot with wins in four of their last five games. The Capitals are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored 13 goals in their last three games. The Washington Capitals have five power play goals in their last two games and have won six straight when scoring at least three goals overall. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 38 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 46 assists and Marcus Johansson has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Capitals are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Justin Peters has allowed 34 goals on 271 shots faced and Braden Holtby has given up 107 goals on 1,428 shots.

The Philadelphia Flyers hope to get back on track after losing five of their last eight games. The Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have two power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Wayne Simmonds leads the Flyers with 23 goals, Jakub Voracek has 42 assists and Claude Giroux has 205 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Steve Mason has allowed 72 goals on 962 shots faced and Rob Zepp has given up 17 goals on 157 shots.

The Capitals are 6-13 in their last 19 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 in their last 8 Sunday games. The Flyers are 3-9 in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan. The Capitals are 10-26-1 in the last 37 meetings in Philadelphia and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.

I'm going to back the home team here, as both teams just played yesterday and the Capitals have had horrible success against Philly over the years. Take the Flyers.

Pick:
Philadelphia Flyers

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