Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +190 and the Capitals at -212. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 60 games. They have an overall record of 28-27-5 and on the road they have a record of 12-16-2. Currently they are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 163 goals and given up 165 goals for a point differential of -2. The Canadiens have 5 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-5-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 26-32 and an over/under record of 29-23-8. Washington shows up with a record of 44-10-4 including 23-4-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 194 goals and surrendered 133 for a goal differential of +61. The Capitals have 4 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 9-1-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 43-14 while their over/under record sits at 24-23-11.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 12 goals this season with 148 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 21 goals on 227 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Mike Condon has 14 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 957 shots against him and has given up 92 goals. He has made 865 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 55 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 39 goals this season with 301 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeny Kuznetsov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 18 goals on 128 shots. He has 44 assists giving him a total of 62 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 38 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,336 shots against him and has given up 101 goals. He has made 1,235 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have 61 total points this season. They have scored 158 goals while giving up 163 goals. They have had 197 power play opportunities and have scored 36 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Canadiens have allowed 187 power play opportunities and given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.33% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Capitals have a total of 92 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 185 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 183 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 191 goals scored while they've given up 132 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.75%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 53.1% as they've attempted 3,545 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,129 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.7% as they have 2,581 attempts while they've given up 2,321 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season. They have 1,947 face off wins compared to 1,876 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.9%. On defense Montreal has 1,344 hits and they've blocked 808 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 3,296 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,301 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.7% as they have 2,481 shots while they've given up 2,408 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 51.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.6% as they've compiled 1,707 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,733 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 893 shot attempts and they have 1,360 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 26-32 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 29-23-8 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 43-14 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 24-23-11 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
02/22/16 RW Dale Weise Illness "?" Wednesday vs Washington
02/22/16 D Tom Gilbert Foot "?" Wednesday vs Washington
02/19/16 C David Desharnais Foot expected to miss 3 weeks
02/11/16 D Jeff Petry Lower Body out indefinitely
02/10/16 C Brian Flynn Lower Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
01/27/16 F Daniel Carr Knee expected to miss 3 months
01/21/16 GO Carey Price Knee out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
02/22/16 C Marcus Johansson Illness "?" Wednesday vs Montreal
02/20/16 RW Jay Beagle Hand expected to miss another week
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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