NHL Hockey Picks and Predictions 1/19/16 Tonight
Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets
7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Money Line Odds: Washington -141 / Columbus +128
Game Total: 5.5
NHL Starting Goalies Tonight 1/19/16
- Washington Capitals -> Braden Holtby
Holtby has had issues with dehydration in the past, drink more water maybe? Or stop being a beast between the pipes? He stopped 20 of 22 shots before exiting in the second period. The 26-year-old has a 29-5-2 record with a 1.99 goals-against-average and a .931 save percentage this season.
Braden is 13-5 with a 2.10 goals against average on the road and he’s 6-4 with a 2.96 goals against average in his career vs the Blue Jackets. Bob is 4-3-3 with a 3.07 goals against average in his career against the Capitals.
- Columbus Blue Jackets -> Sergei Bobrovsky
My boy Bobrvosky is back between the pipes tonight. He’s no joke kids. Sergei is 11-12-1 with a 2.52 goals against average and .916 SV% on the season.
Sergei Bobrovsky was in goal for that first meeting, but he hasn’t played since Dec. 8 because of a groin injury. He dressed and backed up Joonas Korpisalo in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Colorado.
Washington Capitals Preview
It’s evident Washington is a strong offensive team as they rank 2nd in scoring 3.3 goals per game and 2nd in power play chances 26.9%, while on defense they are equally strong as they remarkably rank 1st in goals allowed 2.1 goals per game and 4th in penalty kill 85.2%. Mainly because of Mr. Dehydration
Justin Williams scored while Holtby made 29 saves in a 2-1 win over Columbus back on October 30th 2015 The on January 2nd 2016 Jack Johnson and Brandon Saad scored two goals apiece on Holtby in a Blue Jackets’ 5-4 shootout win
Columbus Blue Jackets Preview
Columbus ranks 19th in scoring at 2.5 goals per game, and 22nd in power play conversions 17.5%. On defense is where most of their issues have been this year as they are last in the league in goals allowed 3.2 goals per game and 12th in penalty kill 81.5%
Maybe time Tortorella activates the defense on blocking shots?
The Blue Jackets beat Toronto 3-1 on Wednesday before the win over the Avalanche and are on the verge of matching their longest winning streak of the season. Johnson’s goal with 1:07 remaining against Colorado bounced off an opponent’s skate and broke the tie. Johnson can thank the hockey gods for that one.
Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction 1/19/16
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