Hockey Predictions Saturday January 2nd 2016
Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets
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Washington Capitals Preview
The Capitals are 2nd in scoring 3.1 goals per game and 2nd in power play conversions 25.2%. On the defensive end of the ice they check in at 1st in goals allowed 2.1 goals per game and 4th in penalty killing department 86% – Captain Alex Ovechkin still leads the team in scoring with 21 goals.
Columbus Blue Jackets Preview
Columbus is an awful 21st in scoring, putting up 2.5 goals per game. Although I do not care much for overall scoring rankings, mainly because just one point could drop you. For example since the Jackets are potting 2.5 goals peer game, which is not that bad, then you have another team scoring 2.6 goals per game…you get my point, right?
23rd in power play conversions (again, who cares about the ranking) at 17.4% (this is what matters). On the defensive end of the ice they are 28th in goals allowed (and again), giving up 3.1 goals per game, but they have been solid on the penalty kill where they are 11th (and again) 81.2%
Starting Goalies Tonight 1/2/16
- Washington Capitals -> Braden Holtby
- Columbus Blue Jackets -> Curtis McElhinney
Curtis McElhinney stopped 39 of 42 shots in a 6-3 win over the visiting Dallas Stars on Tuesday. This marks the best game of the season for McElhinney and just his second win. The win improves his record to 2-6-2 in 14 games this season
Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction 1/2/16
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