Washington in Philadelphia Series Preview: Three Capital and Flyer Showdowns This Week – NHL Sports

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The· Washington Capitals Twice this week, head to the city of Brotherly Love to play against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, Thursday and next Sunday. The Flyers scored 7-4 at Capital One Arena during the two weeks of the season, with Flyers captain Claude Giroud and defensive Justin Brown positive for COVID-19. Orange and Black have defeated the Capitals 5-0-1 in the last six games, surpassing 26-12 in that span. The action of the Wells Fargo Center, which welcomes fans on Sunday for the first time this season, is NBC Sports Washington All three games in Philadelphia this week will start at 7pm ET.


Capitals concludes a five-game road trip on Sunday before returning home to host New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. After a short trip between matches against the Flyers, they will continue to stretch away from home on Thursday to play eight out of nine games. The Capitals started their road trip undefeated in the first three games, but suffered the worst defeat of the season on Friday, losing 5-1. To Boston Bruins.. The Capitals have won four road games in the past and have played 6-3-2 this season.

Friday’s defeat ended the four-game streak and the Capitals stretch to 7-1-1 in the previous nine games. They entered the match on Sunday night two points behind the New York Islanders, East district However, due to the Islanders’ activity on Saturday afternoon, he will defeat the Buffalo Sabers 5-2 and will host the Sabers again before Puck falls to Philadelphia.

Center Niclas Backstrom He leads the capital with goals (10), assists (16), and points (26), but since the end of the five-game point streak, he has alternated between games with points and games without points. The 33-year-old recorded his 700th assist in his career on Friday. Forward Tom Wilson, who is tied to the team’s second captain Alex Ovechkin, will interview the NHL’s Player Safety Department before the match to board Bruins’ defense Brandon Carlo on Friday, but head coach Peter Laviolette will be available for the Sunday match, which was optimistic for Wilson.

The Capitals averaged 3.22 goals per game, 7th in the NHL this season, but on Saturday the average number of goals per game was 3.17, 6th with the Nashville Predators. Their 26.7% power play efficiency is 5th and the 81.1% penalty kill is 12th. The Capitals average 29 shots per game is 24th, while the average 29.3 shots per game is 11th. Since hiring Michael Peka as a player training coach on February 10 to support the confrontation, the 50.4% confrontation rate has been 13th.

Capitals’ 49.06% Korsi (5 to 5 percentage) is 18th, and both the 50.27% expected goal (percentage) and the 50.19% scoring chance (percentage) are 16th. The 5 to 5 10.25% rate of fire is below the Flyers’ 12.29%. Capitals has a .91895 to 5 save rate of 21st, while 1.021 PDO is 5th (Flyers 1.045 is 1st).


The Flyers will launch a four-game home stand on Sunday after a three-game series with Pittsburgh Penguins in western Pennsylvania. He lost in two games, including a 4-3 defeat at the PPG Paints Arena on Saturday afternoon. Buffalo Sabers will come to town during two trips to the capital Philadelphia. The Flyers were 6-2-2 at the Wells Fargo Center this season, but lost three of the last four home games (1-0-3).

The Flyers entered with penguins and Thailand on Sunday, scoring 27 points and two games at the final Stanley Cup Playoff Spot in the East Division. In the NHL, the percentage of 0.643 points was 10th. After 8-3-2 at the start of the season, COVID-19 was suspended for 9 days, so it was 4-3-1, but I won 3 consecutive wins before the 3-game series with penguins.

Forward James Van Reamsdik co-leaded the Flyers with forward Joel Farabee on a goal (10) and led 21 games with assists (16) and points (26), but the last two games. Then I got off the score sheet. The 31-year-old was in a point streak in five games, scoring three goals and eight points before the last two games. The 21-year-old Faraby has played only 20 games this season, scoring 19 points after scoring 8 goals and 21 points in 52 games during the rookie season. Farabi has scored 4 goals and 10 points in the last eight games, including a three-assist game with Capitals on February 7, but did not appear on the scoresheet on Saturday.

The Flyers average 3.33 goals per game is 6th in the NHL this season, while the average 3.05 goals per game is 20th. Their 18.9% power play efficiency is 19th and their 71.8% penalty kill rate is 4th worst. Only Arizona Coyote (26.3) has a lower average number of shots per game than Flyers (26.9), with an average of 31.5 shots per game, the sixth highest. Their 53.3% confrontation rate is third.

The Flyers 46.61% Korsi-5 to 5 percentage is better than Columbus Blue Jackets alone, but the 47.13% forecast target-the percentage is the sixth worst. Flyers 47.87% scoring chance-percentage is the 7th worst. Their .9225 to 5 save rate is the league average, but their 1.045 PDO is at the top of the NHL.

Goal keeping matchup

Capital – Vitek Vanecek (10-5-3, ERA .906, ERA 2.82), 25, and Ilya Samsonov (2-0-1, .877 save rate, ERA 2.87-against the average), 24. Vanecek was drawn to the Capitals, who lost to Washington’s Flyers at 36:36, after scoring four goals with 14 shots (save a .714 percentage). Samsonov faced a one-shot in his solo career with the Flyers, losing 7-2 to Braden Holtby, who played at 11:58 on February 8, 2020.

Flyer-Carter Heart (6-4-3, ERA .893, ERA 3.49, 1 shutout), 22, Brian Elliott (Earn 6-2-0, ERA .919, ERA 2.37, ERA 2) Shutout), 35. Hart made 33 saves with a 7-4 win in the Flyers in Washington last month, 2-1 with a .917 save rate and 2.71 goals against the average of four career games with the Capitals. .. Elliott is 10-7-0 with a save rate of 0.895 and an ERA of 3.09 against the average of 19 regular season matches against the Capitals.

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