Thursday, October 13, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The Washington Capitals travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -125 and the Penguins at +113. The over/under has been set at 5.
Washington comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 56-18-8 last season and on the road they had a record of 27-10-4. They finished 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 252 goals and gave up 193 goals for a point differential of +59. The Capitals had 8 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 4-3-3. For the season they had an ATS record of 53-25 and an over/under record of 33-32-17. Pittsburgh had a regular season record of 48-26-8 including 26-11-4 at home last season. They were 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 245 goals and surrendered 203 for a goal differential of +42. The Penguins had 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 45-33 while their over/under record sat at 36-32-14.
Alex Ovechkin accumulated 71 total points last season for the Capitals. He had 50 goals last year 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 last year. 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 last 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%.
Sidney Crosby accumulated 85 total points last season for the Penguins. He had 36 goals last year 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. 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%.
The Capitals had 120 total points last season. They scored 252 goals while giving up 193 goals. They had 251 power play opportunities and scored 55 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Capitals allowed 256 power play opportunities and gave up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They averaged 31 shots per game and as a team they shot 10.04% for the season. They allowed 28 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins had a total of 104 points on the season. They had 48 power play goals on 261 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. They allowed 257 power play opportunities and gave up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Capitals had a total of 245 goals scored while they gave up 203 goals during the campaign. They averaged 33 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.00%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Washington had a Corsi percentage of 50.1% as they attempted 4,612 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,591 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 51.2% as they had 3,494 attempts while they gave up 3,325 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals 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 2,368 face off wins compared to 2,409 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 49.6%. On defense Washington had 1,994 hits and they blocked 1,266 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh attempted 4,812 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,384 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 52.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 52.5% as they had 3,638 shots while they gave up 3,293 attempts on defense. The Penguins had an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage was 47.7% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they compiled 2,593 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,576 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh blocked 1,091 shot attempts and they had 1,947 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals were 53-25 straight up last season
The Washington Capitals were 33-32-17 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins were 45-33 straight up last season
The Pittsburgh Penguins were 36-32-14 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
10/10/16 C Marcus Johansson Lower Body probable Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/10/16 RW Bryan Rust Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/10/16 C Sidney Crosby Concussion out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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