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Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals Prediction & Preview

Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals 2019-04-22 NHL,

#89 Washington 
Capitals 5.5
#90 Carolina
Hurricanes -120
Monday, April 22, 2019 at 7:08pm
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The Washington Capitals (1st in Metropolitan Division) need just one win to eliminate the Carolina Hurricanes (East’s 1st Wild Card) from the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs…

Caps Take Series Lead

The home team continued to dominate the First Round playoff series between the Washington Capitals (3-2) and the Carolina Hurricanes, as the Caps bounced back from consecutive away defeats with a 6-0 drubbing of the ‘Canes at Capital One Arena on Saturday. Nicklas Backstrom (5 goals, 8 points this postseason) found the back of the net twice, with Brett Connolly (1 goal, 1 point), Tom Wilson (2 goals, 4 points), Nic Dowd (1 goal, 1 point) and Alex Ovechkin (3 goals, 7 points) also on the scoreboard.
Washington Capitals
Two nights after the gave them a thorough 6-0 beating in every facet of the game, the Canes' life will be on the line in Game 6. Preview: 
Goalie Braden Holtby stopped 30 shots for his seventh playoff shutout, thus passing Olie Kolzig for most in Capitals history. He is 48-39 with a 2.06 GAA and a .929 save percentage in his postseason career, 3-2 with a 2.40 GAA and a .923 save percentage for the ongoing playoffs, and 16-6-0 against Carolina historically with a 1.98 GAA and a .937 save percentage. The Capitals, meanwhile, are 6th in most goals scored per game during the current postseason (3.00), 5th in least goals allowed on average (2.40) and 3rd in both power play (31.6%) and penalty kill (85.0%).

‘Canes Lose In D.C. Again

The Carolina Hurricanes (2-3) continued to find no luck in the nation’s capital during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, dropping Game 5 of their First Round matchup against the Washington Capitals with a count of 6-0 at Capital One Arena on Saturday. The ‘Canes outshot the reigning champions 30-28, but went just 1-for-4 on the penalty kill and failed on five power-play chances, managing to deliver just four shots on goal in three consecutive situations with the man-advantage in the second period.
Carolina Hurricanes
"We know what's our situation, but we've been kind of in this situation this year, too. We have a lot of faith in our group. We believe." 

Canes Fighting to Stay Alive in Stanley Cup Playoffs

After five games in their First Round series with the Washington Capitals, it is now win or stay home for the Hurricanes, who face a 3-2 series deficit with Game 6 coming up at PNC Arena on Monday.
Goalie Petr Mrazek made 22 saves and has now gone 6-9 in his postseason career with a 2.25 GAA and a .915 save percentage. He is 2-3 for the current playoffs with a 2.81 GAA and a .890 save percentage and has recorded a 3-5-2 previous tally against Washington with a 2.52 GAA and a .917 save percentage. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, are netting the 5th lowest quantity of snipes this postseason (2.40), while giving up the 6th highest amount on the defensive end (3.00). They are 3rd from the bottom in both power play (15.0%) and penalty kill (68.4%).

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