The Washington Capitals continue to pace the NHL in points and they make a visit to Metropolitan Division rival Philadelphia on Tuesday. The Flyers are slight home underdogs on the NHL odds. It’s the second of a back-to-back for both teams.
How to Bet Capitals vs Flyers NHL Week 14 Betting Lines & Game Info
- When: Wednesday, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Center
- TV: NBC Sports Network
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- Radio: SiriusXM
- NHL Week 14 Betting Lines: Washington Capitals -127 (Total 6.5)
Capitals vs Flyers Last MeetingOn Nov. 13 in Philly, the Caps won 2-1 in a shootout. T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in a shootout for Washington. Brendan Leipsic had a goal in the first period and Braden Holtby made 30 saves for the Capitals. Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers. Carter Hart made 35 saves in regulation and overtime.
Why Bet on Washington?The Capitals played Ottawa on Tuesday and started young netminder Ilya Samsonov. So, No. 1 Braden Holtby is scheduled to start this one. Holtby stopped 25 of 28 shots in a 5-4 overtime win against San Jose on Sunday.
Holtby stopped all 13 shots he faced in the first period before surrendering three goals on 11 shots in the second stanza. The Sharks added an empty-netter in the third to take a 4-2 lead, but the Capitals rallied with two goals in the final minute to tie the game and then won it in overtime. Holtby also picked up the secondary assist on Lars Eller’s game winner. Holtby had lost three straight outings. He has a record of 18-7-4 this season with a 2.99 GAA and .902 save percentage.
In Sunday’s game against the Sharks, Jakub Vrana and T.J. Oshie each scored in the final minute of regulation to erase a 4-2 Sharks lead before Eller’s game-winning overtime goal. With the win, the Capitals became the seventh different team in NHL history to win after overcoming a multi-goal deficit in the final minute of regulation. Additionally, the game marked the sixth occurrence in NHL history where a team won the game after allowing an empty net goal. The Capitals were the first team in NHL history to allow an empty-net goal in the final minute of regulation while trying to win the game and eventually win the game in any fashion.
Some NumbersThe Caps’ six multi-goal comeback wins lead the NHL and are one more than the next closest team (Dallas and Florida: 5). The Capitals are 12-8-2 this season when they allow the game’s first goal, the second-best point percentage (.545) in the NHL. Holtby is one shutout shy of passing Olie Kolzig (35) for the most shutouts in Capitals’ history. As of Tuesday, Alex Ovechkin is three goals shy of passing Teemu Selanne (684) for 11th on the NHL’s all-time goals list. Defenseman John Carlson is two assists shy of passing Peter Bondra (353) for the eighth most assists in franchise history, and 10 assists shy of passing Calle Johansson (361) for the most assists by a defenseman in franchise history.
- Goals: 3.66
- Shots: 31.98
- PP/PK Percentage: 21.05
- Goals: 2.95
- Shots: 30.14
- PP/PK Percentage: 16.56
Why Bet on Philadelphia?The Flyers were in Carolina on Tuesday. Brian Elliott was to start that so it should be Carter Hart in this one. Hart allowed three goals on 12 shots in Saturday’s 6-2 road loss against the Arizona Coyotes. Hart was pulled late in the first period after coughing up three goals to Brad Richardson, Jordan Oesterle and Clayton Keller on the power play.
Carter is 11-1-2 and has given up only 21 goals in Philadelphia but on the road is 2-9-1 record and has given up 45 goals while being pulled on four occasions. Hart has a 2.61 GAA and a .905 save percentage overall.
The Flyers remain without defenseman Justin Braun, who is not expected to return until after the All-Star break. Braun is out with a groin injury and the All-Star Game is set for Jan. 25 from St. Louis. He has two goals and 10 points in 42 games this season.
As of Tuesday, the Flyers own a 16-4-3 record and a .760 win percentage against their conference, which is the best in the East and second in the NHL only to Colorado (11-3-2, .781). That includes a 7-2-2 record against the Metro Division (.727), which is the second best win percentage in the East (Boston at .730).
Shayne Gostisbehere is one point shy of 200 in his career, which would make him just the sixth Flyer defenseman in history to record 200 points and fifth to record 50 goals and 200 points… His next assist will move him past Jimmy Watson for ninth all-time among Flyers defensemen.
- Goals: 3.19
- Shots: 31.84
- PP/PK Percentage: 19.18
- Goals: 3.12
- Shots: 29.00
- PP/PK Percentage: 18.75
Capitals vs Flyers 2020 NHL Week 14 Betting Trends
- Over is 26-10-2 in the last 38 meetings in Philadelphia
- Favorite is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings
- Capitals are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games this season
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games on the road
- Flyers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games this season