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Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers prediction and pick for Thursday's game. Division rivals clash on Broad Street when the Washington Capitals visit the Philadelphia Flyers tonight in South Philly.

Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers Prediction: Caps Set for Offensive Explosion

Two teams heading in opposite directions face-off tonight in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Flyers find themselves in sell mode as the trade deadline approaches while the Washington Capitals are trying to solidify their playoff positioning. The Capitals currently hold the 1st Wild Card spot in the East, with a record of 27-15-9 for 63 points. As usual, they are led offensively by Alex Ovechkin, who is having another stellar year.

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Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers Prediction

Ovie leads the team with 31 goals and 62 points. The Caps have had many offensive stars miss time this season, but the great eight has been the one constant. The Flyers are at the bottom of the league as they have a record of 15-24-9, and their 39 points is 6th worst. Captain Claude Giroux will most likely be traded before the deadline, ending a disappointing era in Philadelphia.  The Capitals have been scoring more goals on the road this season than at home, where they are averaging 3.38 goals. Washington has had trouble getting their power play going this year as their 15.9% rate is 6th lowest, and on the road they are at only 14.9%. Over their last 10 road games, that number has gone to 20%, so the power play is starting to show some life. The Capitals have done most of their damage in five on five situations, where they have scored 59 road goals, which is top 5 in the league. The Caps have scored 3+ goals in 13 of their 24 road games, including each of the last four.  At home this season, The Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.39 goals per game, which is 6th most in the league. The Flyers' home penalty kill is 12th worst at 78.7%, which presents an opportunity for the Capitals to get their power play going. Five on five, the Flyers have given up 53 goals at home, which is 10th most. Martin Jones is confirmed in goal tonight for Philadelphia, and he has been very leaky this year, especially at home. At the Wells Fargo Center, Jones has a 4.15 GAA and a .897 Save%. The Capitals have scored 16 goals over their last 3 trips to Philly and I like that scoring pace to continue against a Flyer team that looks dead in the water.

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Born and raised in Philadelphia, Tone has been handicapping the four major sports for over twenty years. An NHL enthusiast, Tone’s expertise lies on the ice. He’s excelled and profited finding the right angles on NHL games, particularly with player props, game props, and game totals. A contributor to several gaming sites, you can follow him on Twitter @TonesTakes.


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