Sunday, February 28, 2016
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The Washington Capitals travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at +109 and the Blackhawks at -120. The over/under has been set at 5.
Washington comes into this matchup having played 60 games. They have an overall record of 45-11-4 and on the road they have a record of 21-6-2. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 200 goals and given up 139 goals for a point differential of +61. The Capitals have 4 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 8-2-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 44-15 and an over/under record of 25-23-12. Chicago shows up with a record of 38-20-5 including 22-8-2 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 177 goals and surrendered 151 for a goal differential of +26. The Blackhawks have 5 losses in OT and 0 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 38-25 while their over/under record sits at 22-29-12.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 58 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 40 goals this season with 307 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Evgeny Kuznetsov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 18 goals on 133 shots. He has 45 assists giving him a total of 63 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 39 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,386 shots against him and has given up 106 goals. He has made 1,280 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 84 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 35 goals this season with 225 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 49 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 21 goals on 143 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 43 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 32 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,521 shots against him and has given up 110 goals. He has made 1,411 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Capitals have 94 total points this season. They have scored 197 goals while giving up 138 goals. They have had 189 power play opportunities and have scored 44 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Capitals have allowed 189 power play opportunities and given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.71% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Blackhawks have a total of 81 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 191 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 175 power play opportunities and have given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 176 goals scored while they've given up 151 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.02%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 49.9% as they've attempted 3,411 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,424 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.7% as they have 2,570 attempts while they've given up 2,499 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 51.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.6% for the season. They have 1,769 face off wins compared to 1,794 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.6%. On defense Washington has 1,421 hits and they've blocked 925 shots from the opposition.
Chicago has attempted 3,534 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,493 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.7% as they have 2,595 shots while they've given up 2,628 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks have an offensive zone percentage of 52% and their defensive zone percentage is 48% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.3% as they've compiled 1,844 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,895 face off losses. On defense Chicago has blocked 865 shot attempts and they have 1,085 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 44-15 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 25-23-12 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 38-25 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 22-29-12 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
02/26/16 C Michael Latta Illness "?" Sunday vs Chicago
02/26/16 D Mike Weber Personal "?" Sunday vs Chicago
02/24/16 RW Jay Beagle Hand expected to miss 7-10 days
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/19/15 C Marcus Kruger Wrist expected to miss 4 months
02/25/16 LW Andrew Ladd Traded expected to miss Thursday vs Dallas
02/14/16 RW Marian Hossa Leg expected to miss 2-3 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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