The Washington Capitals (8-10-3) will be going for their second consecutive win when they face the Calgary Flames (9-7-3) on Friday afternoon. The Flames are coming off a 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh. The Capitals are coming off a 3-2 win over Philadelphia.
Washington is 7-2-1 in its last 10 games against Calgary.
Flames Trying To Bounce Back From LossThe Flames had their two-game winning streak snapped by the Penguins in their last game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Capitals, which will give them their third win in their last four games.
Calgary is averaging 3.05 goals per game. They scored one goal on 34 shots in their last game.
Dillon Dube scored the lone goal for the Flames, while Chris Tanev and Dennis Gilbert picked up an assist.
Calgary has struggled defensively, giving up 3.21 goals per game. They gave up two goals in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to get the win.
Capitals Going For Second Consecutive Win Over FlamesThe Capitals snapped their four-game losing streak with a win over the Flyers in their last game. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Flames, which will give them their second win in a row and second straight win over Calgary.
Washington is averaging 2.76 goals per game. They scored three goals on 32 shots in their last game.
Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist for the Capitals. Sonny Milano scored a goal, while T.J. Oshie had two assists.
Washington has struggled defensively, giving up 3.19 goals per game. They gave up two goals in their last game and will need another good defensive effort if they want to win this game.
Darcy Kuemper saved 21 of the 236 shots that he faced. He is 6-9-1 in 16 games with a 2.77 GAA and a .908 save percentage.
Best Bets for this Game
Full-Game Side Bet
The Flames have won four of their last six games and two of their last three road games. They are playing well offensively, scoring 12 goals in their last three games. They’ve also played well on special teams, converting 20 percent of their power play opportunities. The Capitals have struggled defensively this season and they played worse in recent games, giving up at least four goals in four of their last five games, and will have a hard time slowing down the Flames. The Capitals have lost four of their last five games and four of their last seven home games. They have struggled offensively in recent games, scoring only seven goals in their last three games. Even though the Flame shave struggled defensively as well, they played well in recent games, giving up seven goals in their last three games, and will keep Washington’s offense in check, so go with Calgary to cover the money line.
Full-Game Total Pick
The Flames are averaging 3.05 goals per game and 2.63 goals per game on the road. They averaged 3.33 goals per game in their last three games against the Capitals. With Washington giving up 3.19 goals per game, the Flames will hit their average in this game. The Capitals are averaging 2.76 goals per game and three goals per game at home. They averaged four goals per game in their last three games against the Flames. With Calgary giving up 3.21 goals per game, the Capitals will score enough goals to push the score over the total. The Capitals and Flames played over the total in six of their last 10 meetings.