Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Consol Energy Center
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The Washington Capitals travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Game 4 of their series. Pittsburgh leads the series 2-1. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -115 and the Penguins at +104.
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Washington had an overall record of 55-19-8 and on the road they were 23-12-6. They finished 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 263 goals and given up 182 goals for a point differential of +81. For the season they have an ATS record of 53-26 and an over/under record of 36-32-14. Pittsburgh had a regular season record of 50-21-11 including 31-6-4 at home. They were 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 282 goals and surrendered 234 for a goal differential of +48. Their record against the spread is 46-31 while their over/under record sits at 47-30-5.
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Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 53-26 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 36-32-14 against the over/under
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 46-31 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 47-30-5 against the over/under
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
05/01/17 LW Conor Sheary Undisclosed left last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
05/01/17 GO Matt Murray Lower Body "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
05/01/17 C Sidney Crosby Head left last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
05/01/17 D Chad Ruhwedel Upper Body "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
04/05/17 D Kris Letang Upper Body out for season
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 69 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 33 goals this season with 313 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 36 assists on the season and averages 18.4 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 19% by scoring 24 goals on 129 shots. He has 34 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 42 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,690 shots against him and has given up 127 goals. He has made 1,563 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Evgeni Malkin has accumulated 72 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 33 goals this season with 191 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 18.6 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby has averaged 19.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 44 goals on 255 shots. He has 45 assists giving him a total of 89 points on the season. Matthew Murray has 32 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,450 shots against him and has given up 111 goals. He has made 1,339 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have 118 total points this season. They have scored 263 goals while giving up 182 goals. They have had 248 power play opportunities and have scored 57 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Capitals have allowed 272 power play opportunities and given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.54% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have a total of 111 points on the season. They have 60 power play goals on 260 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 257 power play opportunities and have given up 52 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 282 goals scored while they've given up 234 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.27%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 51.4% as they've attempted 4,635 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,377 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.6% as they have 3,487 attempts while they've given up 3,275 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. They have 2,385 face off wins compared to 2,400 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.8%. On defense Washington has 1,727 hits and they've blocked 1,102 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 4,814 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,855 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.7% as they have 3,648 shots while they've given up 3,548 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 53.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.6% as they've compiled 2,452 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,702 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 1,307 shot attempts and they have 2,060 hits as a unit.
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