Los Angeles Kings vs Washington Capitals 10-22-22

Los Angeles Kings vs Washington Capitals 10/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Los Angeles Kings vs Washington Capitals 10/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Los Angeles Kings (2nd in Pacific Division) will clash with the Washington Capitals (5th in Metropolitan Division) at Capital One Arena on Saturday evening. The Kings split their last six games after a five-point loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at 1-6 on Thursday.


The Kings dropped to 3-3 and ended a three-game winning streak by beating Minnesota at 7-6, Detroit at 5-4 in overtime, and Nashville at 4-3 (SO).


Los Angeles struggled in their offense after going scoreless in the first two periods while their defense failed to stop Pittsburgh in every period leading to their 1-6 defeat.


RW Carl Grundstorm nailed a power play goal from the assists by Brandt Clarke and Drew Doughty at 17:32 of the 3rd period. This season, Gabriel Vilardi led his team with seven points from four goals and three assists.


Adrian Kempe added four goals with two assists and tied with Anze Kopitar at six points who also led his team in assists with six.    


The totals went OVER in 5 of the Los Angeles Kings’ last 6 outings and the Kings are 1-5 straight up in their last 6 contests played versus the Washington Capitals. The totals went OVER in 4 of Los Angeles’ last 5 games away from home.


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Los Angeles Kings vs Washington Capitals Predictions 10/22/2022


The Washington Capitals will try to bounce back from their last loss by defending their home rink from the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.


The Capitals won six of their last 10 contests played versus the Kings while beating Los Angeles once in their home rink last season.


Washington dropped to 2-3 following their recent three-point loss to the Ottawa Senators at 2-5 on October 20. The Capitals also lost their first match of the season at home to the Boston Bruins at 2-5 and the next contest to the Toronto Maple Leafs at 2-3 on October 12 and 13, respectively. 


The Washington Capitals scored two goals in the 1st period while holding Ottawa to zero but the Capitals failed to hold on after their offense froze in the second and third periods with zero goals scored.


Right Wingers T.J. Oshie and Anthony Mantha nailed one goal each for Washington through power play. The key players for the Capitals this season are led by veteran winger Alex Ovechkin who led in scoring with five points and scored twice while dispensing three assists.


LW Conor Sheary led his team with three goals scored while distributing one assist for four total points. Centers Dylan Strome, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Marcus Johansson, and RW T.J. Oshie pitched in four points each for Washington.  


The totals went OVER in 5 of the Capitals’ last seven and 2-6 straight up in their last 8 contests played. The totals went UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 and the totals went OVER in 4 of the Capitals’ last 6 outings played at home.   


Los Angeles Kings vs. Washington Capitals. The NHL Pick for this contest is Washington Capitals -170. Both teams lost their recent games but the Capitals got the edge after winning six of their last 10 matches against the Kings.


Washington played well at home after winning two straight home outings versus Montreal and Vancouver. Prediction: Washington Capitals will win 5-2.


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Los Angeles Kings vs Washington Capitals 10/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET


Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC


Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022           




NHL Odds/Point Spread: Washington Capitals -170            


NHL Totals: 6.5  


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