San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals 2-12-2023

San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals 2/12/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals 2/12/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The San Jose Sharks will go against the Washington Capitals in NHL action in Capital One Arena, DC, on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 1:30 PM ET.


Despite their offense stepping up and producing 3.04 goals per game, the Sharks are having a difficult season.


The top two lines, Timo Meier, Logan Couture, and Tomas Hertl, combined for 63 goals and 76 assists, but the rest of the attack was also excellent.


To lead the offensive, defenseman Erik Karlsson contributed 17 goals and 53 assists from the point, joining forwards Alexander Barbanov, Kevin Labanc, and Nico Sturm who combined for 29 goals and 46 assists.


The defense was terrible, surrendering 3.74 goals per game, including seven goals in the last two matches, despite the excellent attack.


While the rest of the team underperformed, Erik Karlsson and Matt Benning collaborated for 4.0 defensive point shares, which allowed opponents to consistently find open shots on goal.


Goaltender James Reimer also had trouble, posting a 3.31 goals-against average on 883 shots with a -9.9 goals saved above average and a.895 save percentage.


  • The total went OVER in 15 of San Jose’s last 20 matches. 
  • The San Jose Sharks are 3-8 SU in their previous 11 meetings. 
  • The Sharks are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games with Washington.

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San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals Predictions 2/12/2023


The Capitals‘ offense stepped up this season, generating 3.11 goals per game, and they are off to a strong start.


Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dylan Strome contributed 18 goals and 61 assists to the top two lines, while Alexander Ovechkin tallied 32 goals and 22 assists. However, the rest of the offense also improved.


Defensemen Erik Gustafsson and Nick Jensen produced eight goals and 44 assists from the point while Conor Sheary, Marcus Johansson, and Anthony Mantha collaborated for 34 goals and 47 assists.


Although the offense improved, the Capitals’ defense kept them in games, giving up only 2.83 goals per contest, including just four in the last two.


Gustafsson and Jensen contributed 5.8 defensive point shares and 141 blocked shots together, while Martin Fehervary, Trevor van Riemsdyk, and Dmitry Orlov contributed 7.1 defensive point shares to the team’s depth.


Goaltender Charlie Lindgren also stepped up, stopping 605 shots with a.907 save %, 2.67 goals-against average, and 0.9 goals saved above average.


  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 matches at home. 
  • The Washington Capitals are 3-14 SU in their last 17 games at home against San Jose. 
  • The Capitals are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches in the Western Conference.

San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals. The NHL pick for this game is the Washington Capitals. The Sharks are trying to pull off an upset, but I think the Capitals will step up and take charge of this game right away.


With Alexander Ovechkin, Dylan Strome, and the rest of the forward group moving the puck in the offensive zone and generating open shots with superb puck movement, the Capitals should score at will against the Sharks, who give up 3.74 goals per game.


Erik Gustafsson, Nick Jensen, and the rest of the defense should prevent mistakes in the defensive zone and limit shots on goal for the Capitals, who only surrender 2.83 goals per game.


This will give goaltender Charlie Lindgren plenty of opportunities to make crucial saves. The Capitals should triumph and cover the odds in a convincing victory on their home field.


The Washington Capitals will win to a predicted score of 5-3.


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San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals 2/12/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 1:30 PM (EDT)


Location: Capital One Arena, DC


Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023




NHL Odds: Washington Capitals -185


NHL Totals: 6.5


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