The Florida Panthers need to bounce back after the Game 3 upset loss to the Washington Capitals when they visit the Capital Center in Washington DC, on May 9, 2022.
- Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers
- NHL – Playoffs, Eastern Conference First Round, Game 4
- Date – 9/5/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: Capital Center, Washington DC
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. The Capitals have a core that has won the Stanley Cup and they are currently leading the best team of the regular season, the Florida Panthers, by 2-1 in the series.
Washington has a 44-26-12 record overall and a 19-15-5 record on its home ice. The Capitals have a +28 scoring differential, with 270 total goals scored and 242 allowed.
John Carlson has 17 goals and 54 assists for the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games.
Washington is 4-4-2 in the last 10 games, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.1 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.
Washington Capitals News
Carl Hagelin and Tom Wilson will not play for Washington tonight.
Florida Panthers Stats & Form
The Florida Panthers were the best team in the regular season in the entire league as they finished with a 58-18-6 record. Florida finished with 122 points, the seventh-most in NHL history.
Despite being huge favourites in the series against the Capitals, the Panthers find themselves going into Game 4 on the road with a 2-1 deficit.
Florida is 58-18-6 overall and 23-9-6 in road games. The Panthers have gone 53-8-2 when scoring three or more goals.
Anthony Duclair has scored 31 goals with 27 assists for the Panthers. Aleksander Barkov Jr. 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, 5.3 assists, 5.4 penalties and 15.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.
Florida Panthers News
Jonas Johansson and Markus Nutivaara will not play for the Panthers tonight.
Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers 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 -110 for their win while the odds for the Capitals win are at 213. The draw is set at 376.
The total goals margin is set at 6.5 with -115 for over and -108 for under.
Many hockey fans were probably thinking that Game 1 was just a fluke win for the Washington Capitals, especially after Florida came back in Game 2 to beat them 5-1. Well, the Capitals proved all those doubters wrong with their Game 3 performance where they won 6-1 and stole the home-ice advantage.
The Panthers are now facing their first must-win game of the series, as going down 3-1 would be walking on thin ice from that point on. Much like Game 2, the Panthers will answer this adversity with a great performance. It is very hard to keep this potent and electric offence down for two straight games and trying to outscore them over and over will be a losing tactic in a long term.