Anaheim Ducks vs Washington Capitals 2-23-23

Anaheim Ducks vs Washington Capitals 2/23/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Anaheim Ducks vs Washington Capitals 2/23/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Anaheim Ducks will go against the Washington Capitals in NHL action in Capital One Arena, DC, on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET.


The Ducks’ attack is having a terrible season, generating only 2.45 goals per game and only four goals in their last two matches.


The top two lines, Trevor Zegras, Adam Henrique, and Mason McTavish, combined for 51 goals and 62 assists, while the rest of the offense underperformed.


Rivals can stop the helpless offense with only five active skaters having 10 or more goals.


The Ducks’ offense was terrible, but their defense fell short, giving up 4.19 goals per game, including 36 in the last six contests.


Although the rest of the team underperformed, Cam Fowler and Dmitry Kulikov combined for 3.7 defensive point shares, which allowed opponents to find open chances on goal at will.


Goaltender John Gibson also had trouble, posting a 4.07 goals-against average on 1450 shots and a.898 save percentage with -11.1 goals saved above average.


  • The total went OVER in 5 of Anaheim’s last 6 matches.
  • The Anaheim Ducks are 0-6 SU in their previous 6 meetings.
  • The Ducks are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches on the road.

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Anaheim Ducks vs Washington Capitals Predictions 2/23/2023


The offense of the Capitals let them down recently, producing only 2.97 goals per game with eight goals in the last six matches.


Conor Sheary, Dylan Strome, and Evgeny Kuznetsov combined for 79 assists and 33 goals, but the rest of the offense failed. After missing a week of action, Alexander Ovechkin is expected to fuel the offensive when he rejoins the lineup.


Although the offense had trouble, the defense improved, giving up only 2.90 goals per game.


In order to provide the team depth, Dmitry Orlov and Nick Jensen collaborated for 5.6 defensive point shares, while Erik Gustafsson and Trevor van Riemsdyk had 6.8 defensive point shares and 172 blocked shots.


Darcy Kuemper, the goalie, also performed admirably, posting a.913 save percentage, a 2.68 goals-against average, and 8.1 goals saved above average on 1135 shots.


  • The total stayed UNDER in 5 of Washington’s previous 6 meetings.
  • The Washington Capitals are 0-5 SU in their last 5 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of the Capitals’  last 6 games with Anaheim.

Anaheim Ducks vs Washington Capitals. The NHL pick for this game is the Washington Capitals. The Ducks are attempting to end their losing trend, while the Caps are hoping to dominate at home.


Dylan Strome, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and the rest of the forward group should carry the puck into the offensive zone and create open shots with efficient puck movement for the Capitals against a Ducks defense that is surrendering 4.19 goals per game.


With the help of Erik Gustafsson, Trevor van Riemsdyk, and the rest of their defensive group, the Capitals should be able to contain a Ducks offense that scores only 2.45 goals per game on average.


The Washington Capitals will win to a predicted score of 4-2.


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Anaheim Ducks vs Washington Capitals 2/23/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EDT)


Location: Capital One Arena, DC


Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023




NHL Odds: Anaheim Ducks -137


NHL Totals: 6.5


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