Friday, April 22, 2016
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The Philadelphia Flyers travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Friday, April 22, 2016. Washington leads the series 3-1. The opening line for this game has the Flyers at +205 and the Capitals at -230. The over/under has been set at 5.
Philadelphia comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 41-27-14 and on the road they had a record of 18-17-6. They finished 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 214 goals and gave up 218 goals for a point differential of -4. The Flyers had 14 overtime losses including 8 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they had an ATS record of 38-41 and an over/under record of 32-30-20. Washington had a regular season record of 56-18-8 including 29-8-4 at home this season. They were 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 252 goals and surrendered 193 for a goal differential of +59. The Capitals had 8 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 53-25 while their over/under record sat at 33-32-17.
Claude Giroux accumulated 67 total points this season for the Flyers. He had 22 goals this season with 241 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He had a total of 45 assists on the season and averaged 21 minutes played per game. Wayne Simmonds averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 32 goals on 229 shots. He had 28 assists giving him a total of 60 points on the season. Steve Mason had 23 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He had 1,602 shots against him and gave up 132 goals. He made 1,470 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Alex Ovechkin accumulated 71 total points this season for the Capitals. He had 50 goals this season with 398 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 21 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Evgeny Kuznetsov averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 20 goals on 193 shots. He had 57 assists giving him a total of 77 points on the season. Braden Holtby had 48 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He had 1,802 shots against him and gave up 141 goals. He made 1,661 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Flyers had 96 total points this season. They scored 211 goals while giving up 210 goals. They had 280 power play opportunities and scored 53 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Flyers allowed 262 power play opportunities and gave up 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They averaged 31 shots per game and as a team they shot 8.31% for the season. They allowed 31 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals had a total of 120 points on the season. They had 55 power play goals on 251 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. They allowed 256 power play opportunities and gave up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Flyers had a total of 248 goals scored while they gave up 191 goals during the campaign. They averaged 31 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.88%. As a team they gave up 28 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Philadelphia had a Corsi percentage of 51% as they attempted 4,901 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,715 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 51.1% as they had 3,553 attempts while they gave up 3,406 shots on the defensive end. The Flyers started possessions in the offensive zone 51.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 48.3% for the season. They had 2,532 face off wins compared to 2,429 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 51%. On defense Philadelphia had 2,196 hits and they blocked 1,309 shots from the opposition.
Washington attempted 4,612 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,591 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 50.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 51.2% as they had 3,494 shots while they gave up 3,325 attempts on defense. The Capitals had an offensive zone percentage of 51.7% and their defensive zone percentage was 48.3% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 49.6% as they compiled 2,368 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,409 face off losses. On defense Washington blocked 1,266 shot attempts and they had 1,994 hits as a unit.
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers were 38-41 straight up this season
The Philadelphia Flyers were 32-30-20 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals were 53-25 straight up this season
The Washington Capitals were 33-32-17 against the over/under
Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
04/21/16 C Scott Laughton Neck is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Washington
04/20/16 RW Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Suspension Served probable Friday vs. Washington
04/15/16 C Sean Couturier Shoulder expected to miss Round 1 series vs Washington
02/22/16 D Michael Del Zotto Wrist out for season
Washington Capitals Injuries
04/20/16 D Brooks Orpik Upper Body "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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