St Louis Blues vs Washington Capitals 3-17-2023

St. Louis Blues vs Washington Capitals 3/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

St. Louis Blues vs Washington Capitals 3/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The St. Louis Blues will go against the Washington Capitals in NHL action in Capital One Arena, DC, on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET.


After losing to the Minnesota Wild 8-5 at Enterprise Center on Wednesday, the St. Louis Blues (29-33-5) suffered their second consecutive defeat (0-2-0), following a 5-3 home loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday.


At the first intermission, St. Louis, which was 3-for-5 with the man advantage, led 3-1.


However, the Blues gave up three straight goals in a space of 1:58 at the start of the middle period, tied the score at 4-4 in the middle of the game, and then the Knights scored four goals in a row.


Jakub Vrana (5 goals, 6 points this year) scored twice, and Pavel Buchnevich (23 goals, 61 points) scored a hat trick. In their last 13 games, the Blues have a 3-8-2 record.


On Wednesday, Jordan Binnington (22-24-5 overall, 3.39 goals against average,.892 save percentage) gave up five goals on 24 shots before being assessed a game penalty for starting a fight at 12:25 in the second period.


Thomas Greiss (7-9-0 overall, 3.50 GAA,.900 save percentage) came on in relief and made eight saves.


Greiss will take on Washington after going 6-5-1 with a 2.33 GAA and.924 save percentage in his previous meetings with the Capitals. Binnington will miss two games due to the incident.


  • The total went OVER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 5 matches.
  • The St. Louis Blues are 3-10 SU in their last 13 matches.
  • The St. Louis Blues are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches against Washington.

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St. Louis Blues vs Washington Capitals Predictions 3/17/2023


The Washington Capitals (33-29-7) defeated the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday at Capital One Arena by a score of 5-4 following a shootout to earn their second victory in the previous three games (2-1-0).


Tom Wilson (8 goals, 11 points this season) scored on the power play with 1:08 left in regulation to tie the score after Alex Ovechkin (37 goals, 64 points) had cut it to 4-3 eight and a half minutes earlier.


Evgeny Kuznetsov (12 goals, 51 points) and T.J. Oshie (18 goals, 33 points) ultimately scored the game’s only two snipes.


With the victory, Washington remained just five points behind the New York Islanders for the second Eastern Conference Wild Card.


On Wednesday, goalie Charlie Lindgren made 23 saves to raise his season record to 13-8-2 with a 2.78 GAA and a.903 saving percentage.


Darcy Kuemper, who has a record of 20-21-5 on the season with a 2.75 GAA and a.912 save percentage, is 9-5-0 all-time against the Blues with a 2.44 GAA and a.917 save percentage. He has a 0-0-1 career record against St. Louis.


  • The total went OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 9 matches.
  • The Washington Capitals are 5-10 SU in their last 15 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 8 of Washington’s last 11 matches against St. Louis.

St. Louis Blues vs Washington Capitals. The NHL pick for this game is the Washington Capitals. Since the start of the 2018–19 season, the Blues went 5-0–1 in their last six meetings with Washington.


Yet, the Capitals are still very much in the playoff race while St. Louis, which won just three of its last 13 games, is currently sitting uncomfortably 16 points outside the postseason bubble.


They have a game in hand and are just five points behind the New York Islanders for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. The Washington Capitals will win to a predicted score of 6-4


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St. Louis Blues vs Washington Capitals 3/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EDT)


Location: Capital One Arena, DC


Date: Friday, March 17, 2023




NHL Odds: St. Louis Blues +144


NHL Totals: 6.5


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