Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Prediction and Pick Tonight NHL Starting Goalies for 3-20-16 PuckingHockey.com
The Capitals have won two games in a row, coming into Pittsburgh after defeating Nashville 4-1. However, the Penguins have also been doing well recently, winning their last five in a row after taking Philadelphia, 4-1. In this series, the Under is 15-5-2 in the last 22 meetings. Though Pittsburgh is coming in on no rest, they’ve gone 5-1 on their last six home games, and are likely looking to keep up their current win streak.
The Capitals (51-14-4) are the only team to have totally clinched a playoff berth so far, and are likely only looking to get stronger at this point. Between the posts, Braden Holtby seems to be getting some of his fire back. He has allowed just one goal in his last four starts, and is now 42-12 on the year. Offensively, the Capitals have been an incredibly solid team all year as well. They come into Sunday’s game ranked 2nd in the league in scoring, 2nd in power play conversions, and 3rd in goals allowed. While Pittsburgh is on an impressive winning streak, if the Capitals can strike quickly, and the defense stays strong, they’ll have a good shot on this road game.
The Penguins (39-24-4) seem to be getting better and better at the perfect possible time. They’re in 6th place in the Eastern Conference, a full six points ahead of Philadelphia for the next slot, who they just beat on the road, allowing the Flyers just one goal in the game. The Penguins are 12th in the league in scoring, and 7th in goals allowed. While the Caps may have better statistics overall, the Penguins are really surging right now, and riding high on a win streak. With the advantage of home ice, this could be an interesting battle between two talented teams.
Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Prediction Starting Goalies 3-20-16
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