Winnipeg Jets at Washington Capitals
|Date & Time||Sunday March 10, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
Capital One Arena
Washington Capitals -125 / Winnipeg Jets +107
The Winnipeg Jets and the Washington Capitals meet in NHL action from the Capital One Arena on Sunday night.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to build some steam after an 8-1 rout of the Carolina Hurricanes in their last outing. Winnipeg jumped out to a 3-0 lead within the first half of the first period, with goals from Kevin Hayes, Blake Wheeler and Ben Chiarot. Nikolaj Ehlers added a 4th in the latter stages of the opening period to give the Jets a massive 4-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. The score held for most of the 2nd before Andrew Copp added a 5th. Carolina pulled a goal back but Kyle Connor cancelled that goal out before Copp added a 2nd and Adam Lowry added an 8th with goals :41 apart in the final minute of the game. Laurent Brossoit got the win to improve to 12-5-2 on the year after stopping 28 of 29 shots faced in the winning effort.
The Washington Capitals will look to stay hot after making it 6 wins in a row with a 3-0 triumph over the New Jersey Devils in their last outing. Andre Burakovsky opened the scoring for the Caps just 2:40 into the game. The 1-0 score would hold through the rest of the first and the entire 2nd period before Nicklas Backstrom doubled Washington’s lead 4:35 into the 3rd period on the power play. The 2-0 line held up until Lars Eller added a 3rd goal on an empty net to secure the victory for the Capitals, sending the Devils home empty handed. Braden Holtby got the win to improve to 26-16-4 after stopping all 25 shots faced in the winning effort for his 2nd shutout of the season.
Winnipeg is 31-14 in their last 45 games against the Eastern Conference and 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games overall. Washington is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall and 6-1 in their last 7 games against the Western Conference while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Winnipeg is 4-11 in the last 15 meetings between these two teams and 5-17 in the last 22 meetings between these two teams in Washington.
I’ve learned my lesson in trying to fade the Jets, as it’s burned me the last couple of times. However, old habits die hard I guess, as this line is too good to pass on with the Capitals. Washington has won 6 in a row, have been once again a profitable play on home ice and have had tons of success against the Jets in recent years. I’ll lay the low line with Washington as I think the Capitals continue their winning streak here.