The two top teams in the NHL Eastern Conference share the stage on Thursday night in this Penguins vs. Capitals game. As it stands, the Capitals are on top of the table, with 32 wins and 13 losses in 49 games played, while the Penguins are not far behind with 32 wins and 15 losses in 50 games. The latter will try to bridge the gap as they play back-to-back games with the Capitals. There’s very little separating the two teams, which means end-to-end action from start to end.
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Penguins vs. Capitals Game Information
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- When: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
- TV: NHL.tv, TVAS, NBCSWA, ATTSN-PT
- Radio: Sirius XM NHL Radio
- Live Stream: NHL Live
- NHL Betting Odds: Washington Capital (-105) / OU: 5.5
- The Penguins are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
- The Penguins averaged 3.5 goals in their last 10 games.
- The totals have gone under in 5 of the Penguins’ last 10 games.
- The Capitals are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
- The Capitals averaged 3.8 goals in their last 10 games.
- The totals have gone over in the Capitals’ last 8 games.
Why Bet on the Pittsburgh Penguins?
The Penguins have been on a roll before losing to the Bruins 1-3. Before the loss, they were trying to extend a 4-game winning streak. In second place, they still have a chance to take the top spot in the East Division if they win their last six matches, including two games against the Capitals.
Currently, the Penguins are fifth in the league recording 9.1 points per game with an average of 3.3 goals and 5.8 assists. Sidney Crosby will take charge in this matchup, boasting a season record of 56 points, scoring 20 goals and 36 assists, ranking him ninth in the league. The skater has 12 points in his last 10 games for Pittsburgh, making him one of the key players coming into this Penguins vs. Capitals bout.
Why Bet on the Washington Capitals?
Meanwhile, the Capitals are on a hot streak and currently riding 3 straight wins. Their latest victory was a 1-0 thriller against the New York Islanders. It was Daniel Sprong who secured the match for them, scoring 1 goal with 1 shot.
Nic Dowd was also in form during the game with 4 shots on goal, along with Anthony Mantha, Michael Raffl, and Conor Sheary with 3 shots on goal each. The main threat of the Capitals will be coming from their swift attacking, which is evident in previous games.
Meanwhile, Ilya Samsonov has been impressive between the pipes, boasting a 1.000 SV% in his last game for the Capitals. We can look forward to the goalie protecting the win streak for his team and another resistant performance that tests any opponent along the way. He will be a pivotal player in this upcoming game.
Penguins vs. Capitals Betting Trends
Penguins vs. Capitals Expert Betting Predictions
Since the start of the regular season, the Penguins have sealed four victories against the Capitals. However, since we are about to close off the regular season, expect the Capitals to bite back harder and fight to even it out with the Capitals in the upcoming back-to-back games. The Capitals might have a slight advantage here, but never discount the Penguins and their ability to create scoring opportunities and apply pressure.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.