The Florida Panthers will have a chance to take the series lead for the first time when they host the Washington Capitals at FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, FL, on May 11, 2022.
- Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals
- NHL – Playoffs, Eastern Conference First Round, Game 5
- Date – 11/5/2022
- Starting time – 7.30 PM ET
- Venue: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, FL
Florida Panthers Stats & Form
The Florida Panthers has a historically good regular season finishing with a 58-18-6 record. They had 122 points, the seventh-most in NHL history.
Anyway, the Playoffs didn’t start well for them as the Panthers has yet to lead in the series against the Capitals. They are coming off a hard-fought 3-2 overtime win on the road that tied the score at 2 games apiece and may prove to be the decisive game in the series.
Florida has a 58-18-6 record overall and a 32-6-0 record on its home ice. The Panthers have scored 337 total goals 4.1 per game to lead the league.
Aleksander Barkov Jr. has 39 goals and 49 assists for the Panthers. Sam Reinhart has six goals and two assists over the past 10 games.
The Panthers are 5-5-0 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.2 assists, 5.7 penalties and 15.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.
Florida Panthers News
Jonas Johansson and Markus Nutivaara are out for the Panthers for tonight.
Washington Capitals Stats & Form
The Washington Capitals came into the playoffs as the eighth seed as they finished the regular season with a 44-26-12 record.
They proved to be a tough opponent for the best team in the league in the opening playoff round. The experienced Capitals team had a chance to take a 3-1 lead at home but suffered a heartbreaking loss in overtime in game 4 at home.
Washington is 24-8-5 in road games and 44-26-12 overall. The Capitals are 10th in the league with 270 total goals averaging 3.3 per game.
Evgeny Kuznetsov has 24 goals and 54 assists for the Capitals. T.J. Oshie has scored four goals with two assists over the past 10 games.
The Capitals are 3-4-3 in the last 10 games, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
Washington Capitals News
Carl Hagelin and Tom Wilson will not play for Washington tonight.
Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Head-to-Head Stats
The Florida Panthers have won 6 of the last 10 games against Washington.
Nine of the last ten games between these two have finished over 5.5 goals.
Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Betting Odds
The Florida Panthers are favourites to defeat Washington with the odds at -148 for their win while the odds for the Capitals win are at 300. The draw is set at 382.
The total goals margin is set at 6.5 with -115 for over and -108 for under.
The Florida Panthers claimed a huge win on the road in Game 4 to even their series with the Washington Capitals at two apiece. The Capitals defence has been very impressive, allowing just four goals in the past two games to the Panthers’ offence that was the best in the league in the regular season.
A return home for Florida in this pivotal Game 5 will get the best out of the Panthers. They are the best offensive team at the moment and will showcase their full power against the Capitals in Game 5.