Washington Capitals VS Pittsburgh Penguins

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Friday

05/01/2021

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Spread: Washington Capitals -110

Over/Under: 6

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The Pittsburgh Penguins will play the last game of their back-to-back match against the Washington Capitals in Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 7:00 PM (EDT). The Penguins and Capitals are two of the most talented teams on the ice this season. For the second straight match, fans will be treated to a late-season battle between the teams. Last Thursday night, the Penguins were victorious in their game. After winning 10 of their previous 15 games, the Pittsburgh Penguins are aiming for a victory. With the victory, the Penguins improved their record to 33-15-3 on the season. Pittsburgh is 2nd at 33-15 in the NL East Division.

Pittsburgh is coming into this game averaging 3.37 goals per game. The Penguins’ power play converted at a rate of 22.1 percent this season, but their penalty kill has a rate of 77.6 percent. The Penguins’ defense gave up an average of 2.76 goals per game. The Pittsburgh Penguins allow 2.8 goals per game on defense and kill 77.6 percent of their opponents’ power plays. Tristan Jarry gave up 91 goals on 1,013 attempts, while Casey DeSmith gave up 44 goals on 506 attempts. With 22 goals, Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh while Sidney Crosby has 36 assists, and Bryan Rust has 147 shots on target.

  • The Penguins are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches.

  • The Penguins are 5-2 SU in their last 7 matches against Washington.

  • The Penguins are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches this season.

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Predictions 5/1/2021

The Capitals’ offense managed to score 3.44 goals per game on average. In terms of defense, Washington gave up 2.94 goals per game. The Washington Capitals power play is converting at a rate of 26.5 percent this season. In the year, 83.2 percent of opponents’ power plays were destroyed. The Capitals, on the other hand, improved to a season record of 32-13-5. Washington is 1st at 32-13  in the NL East Division.

With 24 goals, Alex Ovechkin leads Washington while Nicklas Backstrom has 37 assists, and John Carlson has 118 shots on target. The Washington Capitals allow 2.9 goals per game and kill 83.2 percent of their opponents’ power plays on defense. Ilya Samsonov has 46 goals against him on 473 shots, while Vitek Vanecek has 86 goals against him on 931 shots.

  • The total went OVER in 9 of Washington’s last 11 matches.

  • The total went OVER in 9 of Washington’s last 11 matches against Pittsburgh.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 matches at home.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals. The NHL pick for this game is the Washington Capitals. The Capitals and Penguins had a lot of back-and-forth activity this season. Now, with this game in hand, the Capitals have a strong offense, but the Penguins’ offense is equally strong. Even without a star, the Penguins’ defensive situation favors them somewhat. However, since they are playing on the road, the Penguins will have some issues in this game, and the Capitals will win. The Washington Capitals will win to a predicted score of 4-3.

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NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C., USA

Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021

TV: NHL

NHL Odds: Washington Capitals -110

NHL Totals: 6

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