Washington Capitals at Edmonton Oilers 10/22/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 10/21/2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:30 PM ET
Rexall Place in Edmonton
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Wednesday night, the Washington Capitals will visit the Edmonton Oilers.
The Washington Capitals will try to make things a little easier on themselves in this one. In Washington’s last game on Saturday night, they had a tough time getting by a lackluster Florida Panthers team. Although the Caps beat the Panthers 2 -1, they needed overtime and a shootout to do it. It took the Capitals until late in the 1st period to score the first goal of the game. That 1 - 0 lead held until early in the 3rd period when the Panthers tied things up. After neither team could find the back of the net in overtime, the Caps broke out with 3 goals in the shootout to seal the victory. Washington will look to get their high scoring offense back on track as they take on an Oilers team that hasn’t been that hard to score on so far this season.
The Edmonton Oilers will take the ice after picking up their first win of the season Monday night. The Oilers captured a 3 - 2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning after nearly blowing the game. The teams played to a scoreless tie in the 1st period but the Lightning opened the scoring in the 2nd with a goal a little over a minute into the period. Edmonton answered with 2 goals to close out the period and take a 2 - 1 lead. But after the Lightning tied it up late, the Oilers got the game winner from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with just a few minutes to spare. Against a tough Capitals team, the Oilers will probably have to play their best defense of the season. It the Caps offense picks up, the Oilers might not be able to catch up.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
Washington Capitals are 3-2-0 Against the Spread
Washington Capitals are 2-3-0 against the Over/Under
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
Edmonton Oilers are 1-5-0 Against the Spread
Edmonton Oilers are 4-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/21/14 C Brooks Laich Upper Body out indefinitely
10/21/14 RW Jay Beagle Upper Body is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Edmonton
10/08/14 D Dmitry Orlov Wrist out indefinitely
10/06/14 LW Aaron Volpatti Neck out indefinitely
10/20/14 LW Luke Gazdic Shoulder out indefinitely
10/15/14 GO Viktor Fasth Groin out indefinitely
10/06/14 D Nikita Nikitin Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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