The Washington Capitals have exceeded everyone’s expectations in the series against the Florida Panthers but now they will have to win another one to stay alive in the series when they host the top seed of the Eastern Conference in Capital Center in Washington DC, on May 13, 2022.
- Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers
- NHL – Playoffs, Eastern Conference First Round, Game 6
- Date – 13/5/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: Capital Center, Washington DC
Washington Capitals Stats & Form
The Washington Capitals came into the Playoffs at the last spot that led that way but they are definitely a more dangerous team than the seeding tells.
They proved that right away winning Game 1 on the road against the Panthers. However, Florida turned things around taking a 3-2 lead and now it is the Capitals’ turn to respond.
Washington is 19-15-5 in home games and 44-26-12 overall. The Capitals have scored 270 total goals (3.3 per game) to rank 10th in league play.
Tom Wilson has scored 24 goals with 28 assists for the Capitals. T.J. Oshie has six goals and two assists over the past 10 games.
The Capitals are 3-5-2 in the last 10 games, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 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.
They were predicted to take care of business against the Capitals by now but they lost the series opener and things ended up much more difficult. Anyway, the Panthers will have a chance to finish the job tonight and if they fail to do so, will have another chance in Game 7 at home.
Florida has a 58-18-6 record overall and a 23-9-6 record on the road. The Panthers have gone 23-5-2 in games they score at least one power-play goal.
Aleksander Barkov Jr. has 39 goals and 49 assists for the Panthers. Verhaeghe has seven goals and five 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 15.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game.
Florida Panthers News
Jonas Johansson and Markus Nutivaara will not play for the Panthers tonight while Mason Marchment is listed as day-to-day.
Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Head-to-Head Stats
Both teams have split the last 10 head-to-head games.
Eight 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.
The Florida Panthers have come back from a 1-2 series deficit to take a 3-2 lead with a chance to get the job done against the Washington Capitals when they visit the nation’s capital on Friday. The Panthers had to rally from being 3-0 down in Game 5 and they did just that, scoring five unanswered goals to take the lead in the series for the first time. Carter Verhaeghe had a historic performance, setting the franchise record for points in a playoff game with two goals and three assists.
The Panthers are the better team of the two and have shown that by outscoring the Caps by a 15-8 margin at even strength. Where Washington holds the advantage is in special teams as they have scored at least one power play goal in every game and are a perfect 16-for-16 on penalty kills. If the Panthers can stay out of the box and just play this game straight up, they will advance to the second round tonight.