Thursday, February 11, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Washington Capitals travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, February 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -127 and the Wild at +115. The over/under has been set at 5.
Washington comes into this matchup having played 52 games. They have an overall record of 39-9-4 and on the road they have a record of 19-5-2. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 174 goals and given up 118 goals for a point differential of +56. The Capitals have 4 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 7-2-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 38-13 and an over/under record of 21-20-11. Minnesota shows up with a record of 23-20-10 including 14-8-4 at home this season. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 130 goals and surrendered 132 for a goal differential of -2. The Wild have 10 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 1-7-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 23-30 while their over/under record sits at 18-26-9.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 45 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 31 goals this season with 251 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 20 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 13% by scoring 15 goals on 115 shots. He has 39 assists giving him a total of 54 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 34 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,202 shots against him and has given up 87 goals. He has made 1,115 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Wild. He has 11 goals this season with 88 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 14 goals on 100 shots. He has 17 assists giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 18 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,176 shots against him and has given up 97 goals. He has made 1,079 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have 82 total points this season. They have scored 171 goals while giving up 117 goals. They have had 160 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. The Capitals have allowed 162 power play opportunities and given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.78% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Wild have a total of 56 points on the season. They have 28 power play goals on 157 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 128 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 130 goals scored while they've given up 130 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.43%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 50.1% as they've attempted 2,739 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,730 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.7% as they have 2,062 attempts while they've given up 2,005 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 50.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the season. They have 1,422 face off wins compared to 1,407 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.3%. On defense Washington has 1,121 hits and they've blocked 725 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 2,620 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,725 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.4% as they have 1,957 shots while they've given up 2,004 attempts on defense. The Wild 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 51.2% as they've compiled 1,529 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,455 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 721 shot attempts and they have 863 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 38-13 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 21-20-11 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 23-30 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 18-26-9 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
12/07/15 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body out indefinitely
01/13/16 RW Jay Beagle Hand expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Minnesota Wild Injuries
02/09/16 D Jared Spurgeon Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs Washington
02/06/16 D Jonas Brodin Foot expected to miss a month
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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