On February 14, Pittsburgh will play once again against Washington and will try to win. What are the teams’ chances of winning, you will find out in our prediction.
Recently, Washington has been surprising with its results. The team had two home games, losing to Boston (3:5) and Philadelphia (4:7), and also failed to cope with the Rangers (2:4) in the away match. Prior to these losses, the Capitals earned points in every game throughout the season.
It is difficult to say what exactly the decline is connected with, but the team’s main problem was the weak defense. Washington has conceded quite a few goals before, but 16 goals in three games is too many. Now the team is in third place in the table, behind Philadelphia and Boston.
“Pittsburgh” had a long away streak of matches in which he showed himself not from the best side. In six games, the team was able to win only two victories over the Rangers (5:4) and the Islanders (4:3). Failed “Penguins” with the same clubs from “New York,” and also lost twice to “Boston” (2:3 and 1:4).
Prior to that, the Penguins had a home streak of four matches, all of which were won. Due to the weak performance on the ice of the opponent, “Pittsburgh” dropped to fifth line in the table of the Eastern Division, with 13 points on account.
Pittsburgh stopped earning points due to the fact that the team plays away, where they can not fully prove themselves. At home, the Penguins look much more confident, so in this match the team must beat Washington, which is on the decline.
Our prediction is that Pittsburgh will win with a handicap of 0 for an odds of 1.93.