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NHL : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 4/24/2019Line$ LineOU LineScore



CAROLINA (49-31-0-8, 106 pts.) at WASHINGTON (51-29-0-8, 110 pts.)
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Wednesday, 4/24/2019 7:30 PM
Western Conference Quarterfinals - Best of 7 - Game 7 - Series tied at 3-3
Board OpeningLatest
23CAROLINA+125Ov 5.5,+105+135Ov 5.5,+100
24WASHINGTON-145Un 5.5,-125-155Un 5.5,-120
CAROLINA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games49-39-0-2.749-39-2.738-483.034.22.728.4
Team Stats (Road Games)22-22-0-1.322-22-1.320-242.833.92.928.6
Last 5 Games3-2-0+13-2+13-
Playoff Games3-4-0-1.53-4-1.55-22.931.43.326.4
vs. Division16-18-0-7.116-18-7.111-222.633.12.727.2
CAROLINA Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)8826274889372330148.7%2714717.3%430
Team Stats (Road Games)4412232355231014908.2%1412618.4%203
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)515456011639.2%21314.3%28
Team Stats (Playoffs)720668012209.1%27311.1%37
Team Stats (vs. Division)34872526351911257.7%1001616.0%147
Stats Against (All Games) 24075738481524969.6%2605019.2%411
Stats Against (Road Games) 129383453411125810.3%1372719.7%218
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 13534101359.6%17423.5%23
Stats Against (Playoffs) 2310391218512.4%26830.8%39
Stats Against (vs. Division) 91332629369249.8%952021.1%156
CAROLINA - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
SCOTT DARLING (All Games)8823320688.4%12-6-6.62-6-0-63-5
SCOTT DARLING (Road Games)33827287.8%11-2-1.41-2-0-11-2
SCOTT DARLING (vs. Division)33725981.9%00-3-3.80-3-0-31-2
SCOTT DARLING (Last 4 Games)441079286.0%01-3-2.81-3-0-21-3
SCOTT DARLING (Playoff Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)333396888391.2%120-13+2.120-13-0+213-18
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Road Games)151544340391.0%19-6+2.89-6-0+37-8
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (vs. Division)131336133292.0%17-6-17-6-003-9
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Last 4 Games)441089890.7%02-2-0.42-2-001-3
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Playoff Games)11312683.9%00-1-1.60-1-0-21-0
PETR MRAZEK (All Games)46461256114591.2%626-20+0.726-20-0021-25
PETR MRAZEK (Road Games)252569663090.5%311-14-3.711-14-0-411-14
PETR MRAZEK (vs. Division)181848644391.2%39-9-2.39-9-0-37-11
PETR MRAZEK (Last 4 Games)441029391.2%23-1+23-1-0+22-2
PETR MRAZEK (Playoff Games)6615213689.5%23-303-3-004-2
ALEX NEDELJKOVIC (All Games)11262492.3%01-0+11-0-0+11-0
ALEX NEDELJKOVIC (Road Games)11262492.3%01-0+11-0-0+11-0
ALEX NEDELJKOVIC (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
ALEX NEDELJKOVIC (Last 4 Games)11262492.3%01-0+11-0-0+11-0
ALEX NEDELJKOVIC (Playoff Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0

WASHINGTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games51-37-0+6.651-37+6.645-403.430.13.031.5
Team Stats (Home Games)27-17-0+1.927-17+1.922-203.530.62.731.6
Last 5 Games2-3-0-12-3-13-22.627.03.032.6
Playoff Games3-3-003-304-22.825.52.832.0
vs. Division22-12-0+8.222-12+8.214-
WASHINGTON Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)8829595106841021264611.1%2575521.4%504
Team Stats (Home Games)44152485643510134511.3%1453524.1%261
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)513534101359.6%17423.5%23
Team Stats (Playoffs)6178351115311.1%21628.6%29
Team Stats (vs. Division)3410733333651398210.9%1042019.2%171
Stats Against (All Games) 266708810081627769.6%2855820.4%429
Stats Against (Home Games) 1173139416313908.4%1433121.7%193
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 15456011639.2%21314.3%28
Stats Against (Playoffs) 17458011928.9%24312.5%32
Stats Against (vs. Division) 872229342410318.4%1182016.9%145
WASHINGTON - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
PHEONIX COPLEY (All Games)272477670290.5%117-7+9.617-7-0+912-11
PHEONIX COPLEY (Home Games)11932729891.1%07-2+4.17-2-0+45-3
PHEONIX COPLEY (vs. Division)7619217189.1%14-2+1.84-2-0+23-3
PHEONIX COPLEY (Last 4 Games)4411110392.8%02-2-0.42-2-001-3
PHEONIX COPLEY (Playoff Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
BRADEN HOLTBY (All Games)65641986181091.1%534-30-3.134-30-0033-29
BRADEN HOLTBY (Home Games)3535106197692.0%320-15-2.220-15-0-217-17
BRADEN HOLTBY (vs. Division)282883577392.6%418-10+6.518-10-0+611-17
BRADEN HOLTBY (Last 4 Games)4413412391.8%21-3-21-3-0-22-2
BRADEN HOLTBY (Playoff Games)6619117591.6%23-303-3-004-2
Average power rating of opponents played: CAROLINA 3.17,  WASHINGTON 3.2
CAROLINA - Schedule
3/28/2019WASHINGTON2-3L0, -145L6 ovU
3/30/2019PHILADELPHIA5-2W0, -210W6 ovO
3/31/2019at PITTSBURGH1-3L0, +125L6 unU
4/2/2019at TORONTO4-1W0, -120W6.5 unU
4/4/2019NEW JERSEY3-1W0, -360W6 unU
4/6/2019at PHILADELPHIA4-3W0, -150W6 ovO
4/11/2019at WASHINGTON2-4L0, +135L5.5 evO
4/13/2019at WASHINGTON3-4L0, +135L5.5 ovO
4/15/2019WASHINGTON5-0W0, -125W6 unU
4/18/2019WASHINGTON2-1W0, -125W6 unU
4/20/2019at WASHINGTON0-6L0, +125L5.5 ovO
4/22/2019WASHINGTON5-2W0, -120W5.5 unO
4/24/2019at WASHINGTON 
4/26/2019at NY ISLANDERS 
4/28/2019at NY ISLANDERS 

3/28/2019at CAROLINA3-2W0, +125W6 ovU
3/30/2019at TAMPA BAY6-3W0, +165W7 unO
4/1/2019at FLORIDA3-5L0, -120L6.5 ovO
4/4/2019MONTREAL2-1W0, -140W6 evU
4/6/2019NY ISLANDERS0-3L0, -125L5.5 evU
4/11/2019CAROLINA4-2W0, -155W5.5 evO
4/13/2019CAROLINA4-3W0, -155W5.5 ovO
4/15/2019at CAROLINA0-5L0, +105L6 unU
4/18/2019at CAROLINA1-2L0, +105L6 unU
4/20/2019CAROLINA6-0W0, -145W5.5 ovO
4/22/2019at CAROLINA2-5L0, +100L5.5 unO
CAROLINA: LAST SEASON: 36-35-11, 83 points. Sixth in Metropolitan Division.
COACH: Rod Brind'Amour (first season, first NHL season).
ADDED: F Andrei Svechnikov, D Dougie Hamilton, D Calvin de Haan, G Petr Mrazek.
LOST: G Cam Ward, F Jeff Skinner, F Elias Lindholm, D Noah Hanifin.
PLAYER TO WATCH: C Sebastian Aho. The 21-year-old led the team last season with 29 goals and 65 points. He's entering his third season, and figures to be the team's top offensive threat ' especially now that Jeff Skinner has been traded to Buffalo ' though it will be worth watching to see how he adjusts to playing center instead of the wing.
OUTLOOK: With each passing year, the Hurricanes grow more tired of talking about their lengthy run of playoff absences. Either way, they'll make history this season ' either by finally ending the drought, or by missing out yet again and matching the longest dry spell in NHL history. They have the defensive corps of a playoff team, but will need improvement from G Scott Darling and their young scorers to generate offense to finally make the postseason.
WASHINGTON: LAST SEASON: 49-26-7, 105 points. Won Metropolitan Division and Stanley Cup.
COACH: Todd Reirden (First season, first NHL season)
ADDED: C Nic Dowd, G Ilya Samsonov
LOST: C Jay Beagle, G Philipp Grubauer, D Jakub Jerabek
PLAYER TO WATCH: LW Alex Ovechkin. Coming off scoring an NHL-best 49 goals and winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, Ovechkin has nothing left to prove as one of the best players of his generation. Now the Russian superstar is a father and a Stanley Cup-winner, though, so everyone's waiting to see his next trick at age 33.
OUTLOOK: Stanley Cup hangovers are real, and the Capitals will have to manage that and goaltender Braden Holtby playing more games because they don't have a proven backup. Washington has the talent on paper to make another deep run, but all those games deep into last June could have an effect. Reirden will have to be careful with that after replacing Barry Trotz behind the bench.
Capitals know they need more to get past Hurricanes in Game 7

The Washington Capitals have a simple goal -- they want to win back-to-back Stanley Cups. If they want to keep that dream alive, though, they'll have to find a way to beat the visiting Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 of the first-round Eastern Conference series Wednesday night.

Washington won last year's Stanley Cup with stifling defense, timely goals and solid play all around. Plus, the Capitals trailed in all four series but rebounded to win. In this series, though, the Metropolitan Division champions often have been outplayed by Carolina, and that's why it's tied at three games apiece.

Carolina's ferocious physical play has made it tough for Washington to establish its offense and clear the puck on defense. The Capitals have done better in these areas in the past two games, but the Hurricanes came through again and scored a 5-2 victory in Game 6 on Monday at home to even up the series.

Washington turned in a strong performance in a 6-0 victory Saturday at home in Game 5 but struggled at times in Game 6. Carolina's aggressiveness certainly bothered the Capitals during various stretches of the last game once again.

Simply put, the Capitals have to play better if they want to advance.

"I think we needed a little more from all of our players," Washington coach Todd Reirden said after Game 5. "For us, with losing a player like (T.J.) Oshie a couple of games ago, we needed everyone's game to be at a higher level. I think we had that in Game 5 at home. We didn't have that tonight from enough people."

The top line of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson have played well, but the Capitals need something more from Evgeny Kuznetsov. He hasn't nearly been the factor he was in last year's playoffs, and the Capitals can use his help on offense. He hasn't scored a goal yet in this series.

Carolina has gotten a great series from Warren Foegele, who scored his fourth goal in the six games during Game 6. Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Staal also have pitched in, along with Teuvo Teravainen.

Staal gave the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead with a goal in the third period on a great individual effort. Teravainen also scored and Staal finished with a goal and an assist.

Carolina coach Rod Brind'Amour said that a big reason for his team's success is that their big guns have come out firing, and that's something he considers crucial.

"Obviously it's not that easy," he told the media after Game 6. "But we've said all along, your best players have to be your best players all year, but in the playoffs especially. Those guys obviously contributed and had big games."

Goalie Petr Mrazek had another good game Monday night. He made some tough saves from in close when the Capitals got their scoring chances, kept the Hurricanes in it early, and that let them take over late.

Andrei Svechnikov (concussion) did not play again for Carolina, and his status for Game 7 was not known as of Tuesday. Micheal Ferland (upper-body injury) also was out again for Carolina in Game 6, however both forwards skated Tuesday, which was a day off for Carolina. Svechnikov and Ferland also skated Monday ahead of Game 6. Oshie is done for the season after being injured in Game 4 (broken collarbone).

Another factor in Game 7 might be home ice. Through the first six games, the home team has won each contest. The Capitals hope the loud red-clad fans in Washington will help them keep their dream alive in the series finale.

--Field Level Media

Last Updated: 8/18/2019 12:40:26 AM EST

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