Thursday, April 28, 2016
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at +120 and the Capitals at -140. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Pittsburgh comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 48-26-8 and on the road they had a record of 22-15-4. They finished 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 245 goals and gave up 203 goals for a point differential of +42. The Penguins had 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 8-2-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 45-33 and an over/under record of 36-32-14. 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.
Sidney Crosby accumulated 85 total points this season for the Penguins. He had 36 goals this season with 248 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He had a total of 49 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Kris Letang averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 16 goals on 218 shots. He had 51 assists giving him a total of 67 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury had 35 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He had 1,665 shots against him and gave up 132 goals. He made 1,533 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 Penguins had 104 total points this season. They scored 241 goals while giving up 199 goals. They had 261 power play opportunities and scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Penguins allowed 257 power play opportunities and gave up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They averaged 33 shots per game and as a team they shot 8.85% for the season. They allowed 30 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 Penguins 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%.
Pittsburgh had a Corsi percentage of 52.3% as they attempted 4,812 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,384 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 52.5% as they had 3,638 attempts while they gave up 3,293 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins started possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 47.7% for the season. They had 2,593 face off wins compared to 2,576 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.2%. On defense Pittsburgh had 1,947 hits and they blocked 1,091 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.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins were 45-33 straight up this season
The Pittsburgh Penguins were 36-32-14 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
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
04/27/16 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Concussion is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Washington
04/25/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Washington
03/16/16 LW Scott Wilson Ankle out indefinitely
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
Washington Capitals Injuries
04/25/16 D Brooks Orpik Upper Body "?" Friday vs. Pittsburgh
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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