Prediction, Preview, and Odds
#31 Florida Panthers vs.
#32 Washington Capitals
Monday, May 9, 2022 at 7:00pm EDT
Capital One Arena, Washington
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

The Florida Panthers (58-18-6) will be trying to even up their first-round series when they face the Washington Capitals (44-26-10) in Game 4 on Monday night. Washington leads the series 2-1.

Washington is 5-3-2 in its last 10 games against Florida. Florida won the regular-season series 2-1.

Panthers Trying To Bounce Back From Loss

The Panthers evened up the series with a win over the Capitals in Game 2, but they were unable to follow it up with another win, falling behind 2-1 in the series. They will try to bounce back from the loss and even up the series once more with another win over the Capitals, which will give them their third win in their last six games.

Florida is averaging 2.66 goals per game in the postseason. They scored one goal on 30 shots in their last game.

Jonathan Huberdeau scored the lone goal for the Panthers, while Anthony Duclair and Aaron Ekblad picked up an assist.

Florida has struggled defensively in this series, giving up 3.66 goals per game. They gave up six goals in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to win this game.

Sergei Bobrovsky took the loss for the Panthers after giving up five goals on 30 shots. He is 1-2-0 in three games with a 3.03 GAA and a .904 save percentage.

Capitals Going For Second Consecutive Win

The Capitals bounced back from their Game 2 loss with a blowout win over the Panthers in their last game. They will try to keep the momentum going with another win over the Panthers, which will give them their third win in their last four games and a 3-1 series lead.

Washington is averaging 3.66 goals per game in this series. They scored six goals on 31 shots in their last game.

Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, and Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist for the Capitals, while Nicklas Backstrom and Anthony Mantha had two assists.

Washington has played well defensively in this series, giving up 2.66 goals per game. They gave up one goal in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to get the win.

Ilya Samsonov got the win for the Capitals after saving 29 of 30 shots. He is 1-0-0 in two games with a 0.75 GAA and a .979 save percentage.

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Florida was the top-scoring team during the regular season, averaging more than four goals per game, but they’ve struggled through their first three games, scoring only eight goals, five of which came in their Game 2 win. They were fifth in the league when it came to Power Play conversion, but they’ve been unable to convert any of their opportunities in this series, with the Capitals killing nine of nine penalties against them, so expect them to struggle offensively in this game. The Panthers also had one of the best defenses in the league during the season, but they’ve struggled in recent games, giving up 21 goals in their last four games. They’ve given up 11 goals through the first three games of this series and will have a hard time slowing down the Capitals once again, so go with Washington to get the win.

Prediction: Washington Capitals +160

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Panthers averaged 4.11 goals per game during the season and 3.56 goals per game on the road. They averaged 2.67 goals per game in their last three games against the Capitals. With Washington giving up 2.95 goals per game, the Panthers will be held under their average in this game. The Capitals averaged 3.29 goals per game and 3.14 goals per game at home. They averaged 3.67 goals per game in their last three games against the Panthers. With Florida giving up 2.95 goals per game, the Capitals won’t score enough goals to push the score over the total. The Capitals and Panthers played under the total in two of their last three meetings.

Prediction: Under 6.5
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu , "Bosun Akinpelu"

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