Washington Capitals (27-16-6) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (29-17-2) Live NHL Ice Hockey on JAN 23RD, 2019 07:30 PM EDT at Venue: Air Canada Center, Toronto
The Toronto Maple Leafs have fallen into a spiral that has made them lose seven of their last 10 games and six of seven at home. The Maple Leafs are unlikely to receive much sympathy on Wednesday when they host the Washington Capitals, who have lost six consecutive records (0-4-2) and have delivered at least seven goals in three of their last four. games.
Aston Matthews is in an offensive stance, while the 21-year-old scored just one goal in his last 13 games and three assists, with a minus 11 in his last seven games. Matthews, however, was successful against Washington by increasing his point total to six (two goals, four assists) in six games after scoring and scoring a goal in Toronto’s 4-2 victory on October 13.
Three-time Hart Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin scored goals from compatriot Evgeny Kuznetsov and Chandler Stephenson in this competition and scored his third triplet of the season, 23 in his career, in Tuesday’s loss to 6 to 6 against San Jose Los Capitales , who tied the game in the last second of the regulation period before losing overtime, will try to avoid losing seven consecutive games for the first time since the 2013-14 season.
Television: 7:30 pm Eastern Time, NBC Sports Network, TVA, Sportsnet, Sportsnet 360, (Toronto)
Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs: News
THE CAPITAL (27-16-6):
T.J. Oshie scored a goal and two goals against the Sharks to bring his point total to 10 (four goals, six assists) in his last eight games. Nicklas Backstrom had a decisive pass in the first meeting with Toronto and scored two goals on Tuesday to bring his total to 37, one less than defender John Carlson to lead the team. Carlson, 29, scored Oshie’s first-half goal against San Jose and has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his last eight games.
THE MAPLE LEAVES (29-17-2):
William Nylander, who scored just one goal in 20 games, scored his first point since Jan. 3 when he scored the goal of defender Travis Dermott in the first leg. -2 on Sunday. Arizona. Nylander, 22, scored for the third time in 20 games, scoring 41 goals in 82 games in 2017-2018. The attack was not a problem for John Tavares, who reached the 30-goal mark for the fifth time in his career on Sunday when he scored in the third period.
Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs: Betting Odds
- Toronto F Mitch Marner has four goals and two assists in his last six games.
- Washington G Pheonix Copley will probably be right on Wednesday and will try to win his first victory since January 8, when he threw 37 shots in a 5-3 victory over Philadelphia.
- Frederik Andersen (21-11-1) of the Maple Leafs is 9-7-0 at home this season, despite an average of 2.28 goals against and a saving percentage of .930.
Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs: Prediction
Maple Leafs 5, Capitals 3
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