The Vancouver Canucks will try to snap their three-game losing streak when they visit the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena in Washington DC on January 16, 2022.
- Washington Capitals and Vancouver Canucks
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 26/11/2021
- Starting time – 2 PM ET
- Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington DC
Washington Capitals Stats & Form
The Washington Capitals are third in the Metropolitan Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference with a 21-8-9 record.
They put an end to a four-game losing streak last night as they defeated the New York Islanders by 2-0.
Tom Wilson scored early, Alex Ovechkin added an empty-net goal late, and Vitek Vanecek made 23 saves for the Caps. Vanecek picked up his seventh win of the season and his third career shutout.
The Capitals are 9th in most goals scored per game this season with 3.29 per game, 9th in the least goals allowed on average with 2.68 per game, 4th from the bottom in power play with 14.3% and 9th in penalty kill with 82.5%.
Washington Capitals News
Conor Sheary, Dennis Cholowski, Dmitri Orlov and Carl Hagelin are all out for the Capitals.
Vancouver Canucks Stats & Form
The Vancouver Canucks are going through another tough season as they are seventh in the Pacific Division and 13th in the Western Conference with a 16-18-3 record.
After winning eight of nine games, the Canucks have lost the last three. Most recently they failed 4-1 to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Bo Horvat scored in the first period for Vancouver and Thatcher Demko stopped 29 shots.
The Canucks are scoring the 5th lowest goals this season with 2.46 per game, while giving up the 15th lowest amount defensively with 2.86 per game. They are 19th in power play with 18.5% and bottom of the league in penalty kill with 68.8%.
Vancouver Canucks News
Guillaume Brisebois, Alex Chiasson, Justin Dowling, Micheal Ferland, Jaroslav Halak, Travis Hamonic, Brady Keeper and Brandon Sutter are all out for the Canucks against the Capitals
Washington Capitals vs Vancouver Canucks Head-to-Head Stats
The Washington Capitals have won eight of the last ten games against Vancouver. These two haven’t played since November 2019 when the Canucks won 2-1 in overtime when they visited the nations’ capital.
Six of the last ten games between the Capitals and the Canucks have finished under 5.5 goals.
Washington Capitals vs Vancouver Canucks Betting Odds
The Capitals are favorites to win the game with odds -120 to do so, while the Canucks are at 260.
The draw is at 332.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with -136 odds to go over and 110 for under.
Both teams have struggled lately starting the year with a negative record. The Capitals are definitely the better team but they will play start the game against the Canucks in less than 24 hours since they finished the one against the Islanders. Given the available roster, this might be huge problem for the Capitals.
The Canucks on the other end, will play their fourth game on the road trip which they started with three losses. They haven’t had much success against the Capitols lately but this might be their chance.
Anyway, the safest bet on this game is over 5.5 goals.