Probably the most exciting game of Sunday will take place at Capital One Arena. Washington, being in a bad shape, will fight against Pittsburgh, who also lost two games in a row. How will the match between them end? – Look for the answer in our prediction.
Penguins vs Capitals Score Prediction: 2 : 3
|MoneyLine Pick||Over Under Pick|
|Washington Will Win||Under 6.5 Game Totals|
Full prediction read below.
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Pittsburgh Penguins shows stable results throughout the season. Sullivan’s players are firmly entrenched at the top of the Eastern Conference standings. At the moment they occupy the third position, 80 points on their account.
They gave away an amazing series of three home victories, then went on the road and suffered a devastating defeat from Toronto Maple Leafs (0-4). Surprisingly, this was one of the few fights in which the Penguins couldn’t hit their opponents’ goal. Everything was to go smoothly in the next game with Buffalo, but the Penguins came out unprepared for the match and already in the starting period missed three pucks. As a result, they lost with the score 2-5, although the double was noted by Evgeniy Malkin.
We should not forget that the club from Pennsylvania has one of the most powerful attacking lines. They have such players in their lineup as: Sidney Crosby, Eugeni Malkin, Bryan Rust – all of them are among the best strikers in the league.
Washington Capitals gave a great start to the regular season, and for a long time headed the Eastern Conference standings, but now it has begun to decline. To date, the club is ranked 4th, with 80 points in the asset. Throughout the regular season the Capitals showed a very insecure game in defense, but it was offset by their powerful attack. In extreme matches, Todd Reirden’s players have sharply reduced their performance, the team leaders stopped scoring points.
Washington lost four games in a row for the first time this season. The Capitals had a great chance to rehabilitate themselves in the game with Montreal, but they did not take advantage of it and lost in the overtime 3-4, and in the next meeting with New Jersey Todd Reirden’s boys had several opportunities to distinguish themselves in the power play and finish the meeting in their favor, but in the end they themselves earned a minority and conceded in the last minutes, losing 2-3. We remind you that Aleksander Ovechkin made the 700th puck.
Betting Tips Statistic
- Washington won the last three out of five games on its ice against Pittsburgh.
- Pittsburgh lost two games in a row.
- The last two of the four games between the teams were a total of under 6.5.
- Pittsburgh Penguins: N. Bjugstad, B. Dumoulin, J. Guentzel, Z. Aston-Reese, D. Kahun (?), J. Marino
- Washington Capitals: no reported injuries
Penguins vs Capitals Prediction
In our opinion, the game will not turn out to be rich in goals, as both teams have recently had problems with attack. However, the burden of responsibility should go away from Washington’s shoulders, Ovechkin forward has made the 700th puck. The Capitals can play well on their court, but the Penguins are usually not doing so well on the road.
Our prediction: Washington Capitals will win.
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At what time are the teams to play?
The game time is February 23, 2020, 12:00 PM ET
Where to watch the game?
What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
Pittsburgh is the 3rd team in the Eastern Conference and Washington is the 4th team in the Eastern Conference
How many wins and losses do the teams have?
The Penguins have 37 wins and 17 losses. The Capitals have 37 wins and 18 losses