Monday, January 16, 2017
Consol Energy Center
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The Washington Capitals travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, January 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at +122 and the Penguins at -135. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 42 games. They have an overall record of 28-9-5 and on the road they have a record of 11-4-4. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 126 goals and given up 86 goals for a point differential of +40. The Capitals have an overall record of 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 27-14 and an over/under record of 17-16-9. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 26-11-5 including 18-2-2 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 145 goals and surrendered 124 for a goal differential of +21. The Penguins have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 24-16 while their over/under record sits at 27-11-4.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 21 goals this season with 165 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Marcus Johansson has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 22% by scoring 14 goals on 65 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 21 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 930 shots against him and has given up 62 goals. He has made 868 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Evgeni Malkin has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 18 goals this season with 128 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 26 goals on 122 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 13 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 826 shots against him and has given up 79 goals. He has made 747 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Capitals have 61 total points this season. They have scored 126 goals while giving up 86 goals. They have had 128 power play opportunities and have scored 23 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Capitals have allowed 151 power play opportunities and given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.84% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Penguins have a total of 57 points on the season. They have 34 power play goals on 149 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 147 power play opportunities and have given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 145 goals scored while they've given up 124 goals to this point. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.97%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 52.2% as they've attempted 2,434 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,229 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.9% as they have 1,812 attempts while they've given up 1,680 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 52.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.1% for the season. They have 1,267 face off wins compared to 1,232 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.7%. On defense Washington has 857 hits and they've blocked 549 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 2,546 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,454 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.8% as they have 1,930 shots while they've given up 1,797 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 53.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.8% as they've compiled 1,281 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,398 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 657 shot attempts and they have 1,028 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 27-14 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 17-16-9 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 24-16 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 27-11-4 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/28/16 D Brian Dumoulin Jaw expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
01/15/17 D Kris Letang Lower Body injured last game, doubtful Monday vs. Washington
Tony's Pick: Take Washington +122
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