Philadelphia Flyers vs. Washington Capitals – November 23rd 2022

Philadelphia Flyers will visit the Washington Capitals at the PNC Arena, Washington, on Wednesday, 23rd November 2022. During the past decade, the two teams have gone head to head 56 times, out of which the Washington Capitals have won 30 times while the Philadelphia Flyers have won 26 times. The last time the two teams played was in September in the preseason, where the Capitals won by 3:1. 

Let’s look at the performance of the two teams during the season to get an idea of what to expect from the game on Wednesday. 

Philadelphia Flyers Statistics

The Philadelphia Flyers currently rank 12th in the Eastern Conference, having won 7 out of the 19 games played. The team played its last match as underdogs against the Calgary Flames and lost by 2:5, making its score of consecutive losses 7. 

The Flyers’ offence has performed poorly in the season. In the last seven out of ten games played, the team scored only two or less goals. The team is placed in 31st position in the league based on the goals made per game, while their shots per game place them at 29th in the league. Kevin Hayes and Travis Konecny lead the team with 19 points.

Philly’s defence has also struggled except for the goaltending, which places them in 15th place in the league, while in terms of shots per game, the team is in 26th place. Carter Hart and Felix Sandstorm have a save percentage of .920 and 0.896, respectively.

Washington Capitals Statistics

The Washington Capitals are in 13th place in the Eastern Conference, having won 7 games out of the 20 matches played so far in the season. The team was a +100 underdog for its last game against Colorado Avalanche and lost 4:0, increasing its score of consecutive losses to 4. Out of the 29 shots fired his way, Darcy Kuemper could not keep four from finding the back of the net.

The offence for the Capitals has not delivered, as the team could score only two goals or less in six out of the ten games played. It ranks 26th in terms of the goals scored per game, while its position for the shots per match is 25th in the NHL. Alex Ovechkin is the lead scorer for the team with 17 points, having scored nine goals till now.

The Capitals’ defence and goaltending have been average at best, placing them in 17th place in the league in terms of goals conceded. Darcy Kuemper and Charlie Lindgren have a save percentage of 0.907 and 0.905, respectively.

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Washington Capitals Prediction

This season has not been a very productive run for both teams. While the Capitals have lost four games in a row, the Flyers have lost seven consecutive matches. Both teams have lost eight of the last ten games, and if we were to analyse their recent performances, it would be hard to pick a possible winner. 

However, if we compare the record of the two teams when they went head to head, the Capitals seem to have an advantage. They have maintained a scoring average of 4.2 against Philly’s 2.5 goals in the last ten games. If the team’s offence upholds the record and leverages its home turf, the Capitals may win this game.

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