The Washington Capitals host the Boston Bruins on Sunday.
The Boston Bruins have a record of 45-21-5 overall. After 71 games, the Bruins are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have 225 goals this season, 15th in the NHL. Boston has the league’s 5th best defence, allowing 2.66 goals per game. The Bruins’ strength of schedule currently ranks 32nd in the league. They come into this game ranked 11th in the NHL in opponent-adjusted scoring margin.
The Washington Capitals (38-22-10) will host the Boston Bruins. They are now fourth in the Metropolitan division. They have 230 goals and 3.21 goals per game through 70 games. With this result, they are ranked 12th in the NHL. Washington’s defence allows 2.9 goals per game, 11th in the league. The Capitals have had the 22nd toughest schedule in the league. Washington’s scoring margin compared to their opponents’ quality ranks 14th in the NHL.
After 71 games, the Bruins’ leading scorer. His 71 total points come from 33 assists. This season, he has scored on 12.5% of his shots. The Bruins have also benefited from their leading scorer’s excellent play. His 31 goals in 71 games for Boston are 15.0 percent. On the ice, he has a plus-minus rating of 13. Boston’s best goalie, allowing 2.58 goals per game.
He leads the Capitals in goal and overall scoring with 81 points in 68 games. He has 43 goals with a 14.3% shooting percentage. He’s scored 33.0% of his goals on the man advantage. His teammate has 46 assists to go along with his 22 goals. On the ice, he has a plus-minus rating of +7.0. Washington’s best goalie, with a 2.95 GAA. In 37 games, he had a quality start only 28% of the time.
The over is 34-33-4 in Boston’s 71 games. On the road, the team has a 16-18-2 record. This season, the Bruins have scored in 54% of their games with six or more goals. The over is 41-29-1 in Washington’s 70 games. With a 22-14-1 record, taking the over when the Capitals play at home has been a smart move. This season, the Capitals have scored at least 6 goals in 63.0% of their games.
Free Pick : Washington Capitals