Calgary Flames vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 11/25/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Washington Capitals
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Capital One Arena is the site where the Washington Capitals (7-10-3) will take on the Calgary Flames (9-7-2) on Friday.
The Calgary Flames were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 victory against the Flyers in the last game they played. Calgary compiled 13 penalty minutes in this game. The Flames had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the victory. Furthermore, they had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 5 out of the 30 shots they put on goal.
When at even strength, the Flames have conceded 47 goals while having 45 on offense. Calgary Flames opponents have earned 68 power play opportunities (10th in hockey) and have scored 13 goals in those attempts. With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 57 goals (19th in the National Hockey League) this year and have surrendered 60. Calgary has tried 645 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.8%. For the season, they have accumulated 20 points and their points % is .556. The Flames thus far have had 502 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .880. Calgary skates onto the rink with 58 power play opportunities and they have notched 12 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 20.69%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jacob Markstrom. Over the course of his pro career, Markstrom has accumulated 198 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .525. His save percentage currently sits at .911 during his 22,484 minutes guarding the cage. Markstrom has had 11,368 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 10,356 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,012 goals against Markstrom in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.70. He has earned an overall record of 177-156-45 and he was named the starter in 377 games. Markstrom has been in net for 393 matchups throughout his pro hockey career.
Their last time out, Washington faced off against the Avalanche in a matchup where the Capitals ended up taking the loss by a mark of 4-0. The Capitals tallied 0 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game but were not able to net one.
For the year, the Washington Capitals have a total of 55 goals, 17 points, and a points percentage of .425. They have allowed 65 goals to be scored by way of 52 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded. The Capitals are sitting with 41 goals at even strength and 14 goals (14th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 74 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 18.92%. Washington has taken 599 shots (15th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.18%, while allowing their opponents 628 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 78.33% on the other teams 60 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.6%.
For the opposition you will find Darcy Kuemper in net. Opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per contest and he has relinquished 738 goals in total. Kuemper's quality start percentage is 55.9% and he has accumulated 166 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has made the start in 297 games and has accumulated 17,708 minutes. Kuemper holds a lifetime mark of 148-104-37 and has played in 314 games. He has accrued 8,178 saves out of 8,916 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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