The NHL bubble brings more action as the Washington Capitals will face the N.Y Islanders. This game will take place at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. The Islanders lead the series 2-0.
Washington Capitals Form
The Capitals had a good momentum during the regular part of the season as they were 2nd in the league in scoring. However, it is a different ball game now as they have been struggling with their top line.
. In the round-robin play, the Caps went 1-2 and they scored a total of four goals in the three games. They have followed that up by scoring just two goals in each of the losses in the first two games of this series. The offence just hasn’t been there and this is a healthy team. Also, they will be facing a team that is strong between the pipes and it will be a big challenge for them.
On the offensive side of the game, the Capitals are placed on the 2nd spot in the league in scoring with 3.42 goals per game. Also, they are 17th in powerplay conversions at 19.4%. On the defensive end of the ice, they were placed on the 18th spot in goals allowed at 3.07 goals per game.
N.Y Islanders Form
The Islanders eliminated the Florida Panthers in four games during the qualifying round of the postseason. Moreover, they have kept the winning momentum as they grab a solid 2-0 series lead in this one.
That shows that they are a team that should be taken seriously.
However, their offence has not been great for the Islanders during the regular part of the season. Yet, they have scored nine goals in the first two games of this series and 22 goals in the postseason overall. Therefore, their offensive game combined with the solid play between the pipes can lead them to great things during this playoffs.
On the offensive side of the game, the Islanders score an average of 2.78 goals per game and their powerplay conversions stand at 17.3%. On the defensive end of the ice, they finished at 9th in goals allowed at 2.79 goals per game.
The Islanders have been dominant in the first two games of the series. They are good side and they have shown than. However, the Caps are one of the best teams in the league. Although they did not play well so far since the restart, it is just a matter of time when they will get back to their normal. And this game is a great chance. Take the Capitals in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Washington Capitals vs. N.Y Islanders 08/16/2020 is: take the Washington Capitals (Moneyline)
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