The Washington Capitals (38-21-7) meet the Winnipeg Jets (39-23-4) on Sunday evening at the Capital One Arena.
The Capitals had a game on the road at the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday evening and then faced off against the New Jersey Devils on home-ice on Friday evening prior to this game, with their last result before that being a 3-2 shootout win on Sunday afternoon at the New York Rangers. That win at the Rangers was their 4th straight win!
At present the Capitals are averaging 3.36 Goals per Game, which places them tied 6th in the NHL standings overall. Defensively they are allowing 3.14 Goals per Game (tied 21st overall). The legendary Alex Ovechkin has 45 goals this season, while John Carlson has weighed in with 47 assists.
The Jets had a road trip to the Carolina Hurricanes the Friday before this game, with their last action prior to having been a 5-2 loss on the road at the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday evening. That’s now six losses for the Jets in their last nine games.
The Jets are currently averaging 3.36 Goals per Game (tied 6th overall). Defensively they are allowing 2.98 Goals per Game (tied 14th). On an individual basis, Mark Scheifele has scored 32 goals to date, while Blake Wheeler has recorded 63 assists.
Home-ice advantage and recent results both suggest the Capitals are the best team for any predictions in this game. Another factor is that the Jets are still looking fairly secure for a place in the playoffs anyway. Taking all that into account, the Capitals are the tips on the Money Line odds to claim two points here.
Pick: Money Line – Washington Capitals