Washington Capitals at Chicago Blackhawks 11/7/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 11/6/2014
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:30 PM ET
United Center in Chicago
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Friday night, the Washington Capitals will meet the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center.
The Washington Capitals had a decent lead but blew it to lose to the Calgary Flames 4 – 3 in overtime on Tuesday night. Calgary took the lead midway through the 1st period but Washington tied it up about a minute later. After Calgary regained the lead in the 2nd, Washington scored 2 unanswered to go up 3 – 2 entering the 3rd period. But the Flames tied it up in the 3rd and scored the game winner early in the 3rd. The loss was the 5th straight for Washington and there seems to be no real answer for the Caps’ troubles. They outshot Calgary and went 1 for 3 on the power play. But sometimes the puck just doesn’t bounce your way. Once their luck changes, the Capitals might be able to string together some wins.
The Chicago Blackhawks overpowered the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night and were victorious by the score of 5 - 0. Chicago started off slow but the momentum grew as the game went on. After scoring a goal in the 1st and one in the 2nd, the Blackhawks broke the game open with 3 goals in the 3rd. The win put an end to the Blackhawks two game slide and for once, they finally got the puck in the net after outshooting their opponents. With another solid performance on Friday night against a slumping Washington team, the Blackhawks could get their 2nd win in a row.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
Washington Capitals are 4-8-0 Against the Spread
Washington Capitals are 7-5-0 against the Over/Under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
Chicago Blackhawks are 7-6-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Blackhawks are 2-9-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/24/14 D John Erskine Neck out 3-6 months
10/21/14 C Brooks Laich Shoulder out indefinitely
10/08/14 D Dmitry Orlov Wrist out indefinitely
10/06/14 LW Aaron Volpatti Neck out indefinitely
11/05/14 LW Patrick Sharp Knee out a month
10/31/14 LW Daniel Carcillo Knee expected to miss a month
10/08/14 LW Brandon Mashinter Lower Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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