Playoff-Bound Metropolitan Rivals Square Off
The Carolina Hurricanes are closing in on 100 points on the season, and a chance to not only win their division, but have the most overall points in the league. The Washington Capitals are a team that has shown in seasons past, they are one to reckon with when it comes to winning big games late in the season.
The NHL betting lines for this game have the Hurricanes as the betting favorites at -135 and the odds for Washington at +110.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and NHL odds for Hurricanes vs Capitals. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Hurricanes Looking to Blow Through Washington
Most NHL experts talk about the explosive offense of the Carolina Hurricanes, but this team can also completely shut down opponents. Carolina is scoring over 3.3 goals per game, but they are also holding opponents to just 2.4 goals per night.
Carolina is led on offense by Sebastian Aho, who he has racked up 28 goals and 36 assists. This team has scored on the power play 25 percent of the time, but the Hurricanes have also killed off nearly 90 percent of their penalties.
Goaltender Frederik Andersen should be in net on Monday night and he has gone 31-10-3. There just aren’t many holes on this Carolina team and that’s why the Hurricanes are at the top of the division.
Capitals Need to Put on Defensive Skates
The Washington Capitals have had an up and down 2021-22 season, but it looks as if they are ready to go on a run. Head coach Peter Laviolette said, “There was obviously a couple of months, January and February, weren’t up to anybody’s standards.”
Washington is scoring 3.27 goals per game and has been on a tear of late. Alexander Ovechkin leads the team with 42 goals and 78 assists, but there are scoring options up and down this roster.
The defensive effort hasn’t always been there for the Capitals, who are allowing 2.8 goals per game. Washington has the offense to keep up with Carolina on Monday night, but they can make things easier by getting some stops.
Hurricanes vs Capitals Head-to-Head
The last time these two teams played was just over a week ago in Carolina. The Capitals came away with a 4-3 win on March 18. Seth Jarvis had a big game for Washingtin in that one with two goals. Alex Ovechkin also put the puck in the back of the net for Washington as well.
Hurricanes vs Capitals Game Information
- Game: Hurricanes (43-15-7) vs. Capitals (43-15-7)
- Location: Capital One Arena, Washington D.C.
- Day/Time: Monday, March 28th, 7 p.m. ET
- Live stream: NHL.TV
Hurricanes vs Capitals Betting Lines
Hurricanes vs Capitals Prediction
This is the best time of year for NHL betting online as the games have more meaning with the playoffs coming quickly. Washington and Carolina could both be in the postseason, but the two points in this game are extremely important.
Carolina is one of the best defensive teams in the league, but that defense is going to be tested on Monday night. The Washington Capitals just continue to score goals, and they are also playing some of their best hockey.
Beating Carolina is never an easy task, but Washington will find a way to get that done in this matchup. Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Washington Capitals as they stay hot and pick up an upset win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.