Surging Washington Capitals will visit the struggling Philadelphia Flyers aiming for back-to-back wins.

The Capitals have secured a 23-14-6 record after beating the Columbus Blue Jackets yesterday, 1-0. They are currently at the fourth spot in the Metropolitan Division and boast seven wins within their last 10 games being especially beneficial in contributing to this result.

On the flip side, the Flyers’ 16-18-7 record is second from the bottom of their division – leaving them with plenty to prove against their opposition. With both teams aiming for improvement as they reach toward Eastern Conference success, spectators within the arena are in for an exciting match-up between two contrasting sides.

It has been the Capitals all season long for this match-up as they secure a 3-2 OT win in November and overwhelm the Flyers, 4-1, in December. Will this be the Flyers game this time?

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Will the Capitals’ Offense Continue?

The Capitals have been firing on all cylinders with their potent offense leading the charge. While Alexander Ovechkin and the top-scoring pair of Dylan Strome and Evgeny Kuznetsov are wreaking havoc on the ice, Conor Sheary, Anthony Mantha, and Marcus Johannson have also stepped up with a combined total of 30 goals and 41 assists.

Most impressively, Erik Gustafsson and Nick Jensen have done well in contributing from the point with 8 goals and 35 assists between them. This offensive firepower has seen the Capitals score 3.26 goals per game this season, including 22 goals in their last 5 games. The Capitals should continue to capitalize on this offensive prowess.

Flyers Should Start on Defenses

With the offense stagnant, the Philadelphia Flyers have turned their focus to shoring up their defense to get back into contention. Travis Sanheim and Ivan Provorov have been a solid pair for the team, with their defensive point shares combining for 3.3, however, the rest of the team has struggled defensively allowing opponents to find open shots on the net easily.

Fortunately, Carter Hart’s goaltending has provided some stability in net as he sports a .908 save percentage and a 2.97 goals-against average from 898 shots faced so far this season. The Flyers hope that by improving their defense they can avoid any further struggles as they look to finish off the season on a strong note.

Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers Odds

Via FanDuel SportsbookSpreadTotalMoneyline
WAS Capitals-1.5 (+138)Over 6 (-110)-184
PHI Flyers+1.5 (+170)Under 6 (-110)+152
Via BetMGM SportsbookSpreadTotalMoneyline
Commanders-1.5 (+145)Over 6 (-120)-165
Giants+1.5 (+175)Under 6 (-100)+140

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