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Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers 4/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Washington Capitals will take on the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 12:30 P.M., ET.

The Capitals had their 3-game winning streak snapped after getting an embarrassing defeat against the Buffalo Sabres. The game started with both squads dropping 1 goal each in the 1st period. The 2nd period is where things went bad for Washington as they were outscored 3-1 by Buffalo to be down by 4-2. The Sabres did not stop and added 1 last goal in the 3rd to result in Washington’s tough loss at 5-2. The team remains 1st in the East Division with a record of 28-12-4.

Nicklas Backstorm is the team’s best offensive player with 45 points and 31 assists while Alex Ovechkin chips in 22 total goals this season. Washington is the 2nd best scoring team in the league with 152 goals in 42 games while ranking 12th with the most goals allowed with 130. The squad is 14-6 SU in their last 20 matches and 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches against the Flyers.

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Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers Predictions 4/17/2021

The Flyers ended their 3-game skid with a win against the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was a slow game with no scoring done in the 1st period. The Penguins scored 1st in the outing with a goal in the 2nd but the Flyers managed to tie the game in the final period with a goal of their own to get a 1-1 tie at the end of regulation. The game went into a shootout where Philly was able to notch the goal to get the win with a final score of 2-1. The Flyers are 6th in the East Division with a record of 20-17-6.

James Van Riemsdyk is their top performer offensively with 34 points while Joel Farabee scored the most goals with 15. Jakub Voracek is their best assistant with a total of 25 this year. The squad is 14th in most goals made with 123 in 43 matches while being the 2nd worst defending team in the league with 151 allowed goals. The team is 5-10 SU in their last 15 games and 2-7 SU in their last 9 home games.

Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers. The NHL pick is the Washington Capitals. The Capitals will bounce back in this game to forget about their terrible run-in with the Sabres. The Capitals are still better compared to the Flyers and they will have no problems getting the job done. Washington has one of the best offenses in the league while Philly is decent in that department as well but the Flyers can’t defend at all with the 2nd worst record in NHL today. The Capitals will take over the ring predicted to a score of 5-2.

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Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers 4/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 12:30  P.M. ET

Location:  Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

TV: NHL

NHL Odds: Washington Capitals -133

NHL TOTALS: 6

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