Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals - 4/6/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals - 4/6/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals (37-22-10) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (43-19-7)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Capitals +188 / Tampa Bay Lightning +110 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Capitals host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Wednesday NHL Action.

The Tampa Bay Lightning come into this road contest with an overall record of 43-19-7. Through 69 games, the Lightning are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 230 times, good for a rank of 9th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Tampa Bay is the 8th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.8 goals per game. So far, the Lightning have a strength of schedule rating of 19th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 9th ranked team in the NHL.

The Washington Capitals get set to host the Tampa Bay Lightning with an overall record of 37-22-10. This mark places them 4th in the Metropolitan division. Through 69 games, the Capitals have scored 226 goals, giving them an average of 3.2. This output gives them a rank of 12th among NHL teams. On defense, Washington is the 10th ranked unit, giving up 2.9 goals per contest. So far, the Capitals have played the 24th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Washington's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 14th in the NHL.

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Through 68 games, the Tampa Bay Lightning goal and overall scoring leader is Steven Stamkos, with 78 points. He has reached his mark of 32 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.2%. So far, 38.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Victor Hedman, who has 47 assists to go along with his 19 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +16.0. Tampa Bay's top goalie is Andrei Vasilevskiy, who is giving up an average of 2.43 goals per game. In his 54 games played, he has turned in 35 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 67 games, the Washington Capitals' goal and overall scoring leader is Alex Ovechkin, with 79 points. He has reached his mark of 42 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.1%. So far, 33.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has 44 assists to go along with his 22 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +6.0. Washington's top goalie is Ilya Samsonov, who is giving up an average of 2.95 goals per game. In his 36 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 0.355 percent of the time.

Heading into this matchup, the Tampa Bay Lightning have a season-long scoring margin of .46 goals. This includes scoring 19 goals over their past 5 games while picking up 3 wins. On the other side, the Capitals have been struggling on offense, scoring just 12 goals in their last 5 contests, accounting for just 35% of the overall scoring. Look for the Lightning to bounce back from a recent loss, picking up a road win over Washington.

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Joe’s Pick Tampa Bay +110

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