Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals 1-17-23

Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals 1/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals 1/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


This Tuesday’s NHL schedule will feature the clash between the Minnesota Wild and the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.


The Wild heads to this match-up versus the Capitals looking for their third straight win following a 2-1 victory at home on Saturday.


Minnesota is 24-14-4 on 52 points and ranked 3rd in the Central Division with an 11-6-3 road record this season.


On Saturday, the Wild limited the Arizona Coyotes to just one goal in the final period while scoring the first two goals in the match on the way to their 2-1 win last time out.


Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury successfully stopped 27 shots tried at him for a .964 save percentage in the win.   


Minnesota’s LW Kirill Kaprizov led his team in goal-scoring with 25 and was also the top setter with 27 assists on 52 total points scored.


Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is 14-8-3 at the net with a goals-against average of 2.86 and a save percentage of .905 this season.


The Wild’s offense averages 3.12 goals per match while their defense surrendered an average of 2.76 goals per outing. Minnesota’s penalty kill unit is successful 79.4% of the time and its power play scores 23.1% of the time.


The Minnesota Wild’s goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is 14-8-3 with one shutout record on 2.86 goals against average and a .905 save percentage this season.


GK Filip Gustavsson has 10 wins, 6 losses in regulation, and one overtime loss with a win while his goals-against average is at 2.17 and a save percentage at .925.    


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Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals Predictions 1/17/2023


The Washington Capitals are going back home after a huge road victory over the New York Islanders and looking for their second straight win by hosting the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.


Washington improved to 23-16-6 with 53 points and placed 4th in the Metropolitan Division while gaining a 13-7-3 standing at home this season.


On Monday, the Capitals trailed by a 0-3 deficit versus the New York Islanders but managed to even the score at 3-3 with three successive goals forcing the game into overtime.


Defenseman Dmitry Orlov nailed his 3rd goal of the season on assists from RW T.J. Oshie and LW Sonny Milano in the extended period to earn the win.         


The Capitals’ LW Alex Ovechkin punched a team-high 30 goals and led in scoring with 49 points while Center Evgeny Kuznetsov is the no.1 set-up man for Washington with 30 assists on the year.


GK Darci Kuemper is 12-11-4 at the pipes with a save percentage of .918 and a goals-against average of 2.54 for the Capitals.


The offense for Washington averages 3.20 goals per outing while their offense relinquished an average of 2.76 goals per match. On a power play, the Capitals scored 21.4% of the time while its penalty kill unit is victorious 80.6% of the time.


Goalie Darci Kuemper starts on goal for the Washington Capitals with a 12-11-4 record and four shutout wins while his goals-against average marked 2.54 and a .918 save percentage.


Goaltender Charlie Lindgren is 12-11-4 at the net for the Capitals with 4 shutout starts on 2.54 goals against average and a .918 save percentage this season.


Minnesota Wild vs. Washington Capitals. The NHL Pick for this contest is Washington -127. The Capitals will dominate this match at home with momentum after winning five of their last seven home outings.


Washington will be sending a very strong keeper at the goal in Darcy Kuemper who won 12 of his last 28 appearances and reduced his goals-against average to just 2.54.


Minnesota lost three straight before winning their last two contests played. The prediction: Washington Capitals will win 4-2.   


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Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals 1/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET


Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC


Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023          




NHL Odds/Point Spread: Washington Capitals -127     


NHL Totals: 6.0


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