Washington Capitals vs. Calgary Flames Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Dec 02, 2022

Legendary Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals make their only visit of the season to Calgary on Saturday night.

Washington
26-20-4-2
AT
December 03, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary
24-17-6-3
Puckline +1.5 -185
Moneyline +144
Over / Under o +6

48%

Betting Action

52%

Puckline -1.5 +154
Moneyline -173
Over / Under u +6

48%

Betting Action

52%

The Flames are priced as -145 favourites on the NHL odds.

Capitals vs. Flames NHL Betting Odds

Saturday wraps up the season series between the teams. Last Friday at Washington, the Flames lost 3-0 with the Capitals scoring once in each period by TJ Oshie, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin. Oshie and Ovechkin each added an assist. Darcy Kuemper was the No. 1 star with 32 saves. Calgary had its share of scoring chances and outshot Washington 32-25. Jacob Markstrom had 22 saves in the loss.

“I think they were better with the puck than we were. That was the difference,” Jonathan Huberdeau said. “We had chances and didn’t capitalize on it, and they did.”

Last year, Washington won 5-4 in Calgary despite trailing 2-0 midway through the second. Ovechkin scored twice. Dan Vladar was in net for the Flames.

The underdog is 7-1 in the past eight meetings. The over is 5-2 in the previous seven.

Washington Capitals

On Tuesday in Vancouver, Alex Ovechkin scored twice to pass Wayne Gretzky for the most road goals scored in league history with 403. It was Ovechkin’s 160th multi goal game of his career. Only Gretzky has more with 189. Washington followed that 5-1 win with a 3-2 overtime loss in Seattle on Thursday as the Kraken’s Matty Beniers scored just seven seconds into the OT. It was the fastest overtime goal by a rookie in a regular-season game ever. Goals by Martin Fehervary (second of season) and Conor Sheary (eighth) had given the Caps a 2-0 lead after one. Ovechkin assisted on both goals, the fourth time in five games Washington’s captain had multiple points. Darcy Kuemper allowed all three goals on 25 shots and is 8-9-2 with a 2.53 GAA and .915 SV.

Calgary Flames

Calgary was a huge home favourite on Thursday but upset 2-1 by Montreal. Elias Lindholm’s seventh goal of the season tied the game 1-1 late in the second, but Cole Caufield scored the winner for the Habs at 6:29 of the third. Jacob Markstrom stopped 19 shots as the Flames fell to 1-3-1 in their last five. “I thought the guys did a great job and once again, I’ve got to be better,” Markstrom said, “Can’t start behind every game.” Calgary outshot Montreal more than 2-to-1 (46-19) and owned a big edge in high-danger scoring chances (14-4) but went 0-for-4 on the power play, while Montreal was 1-for-3. The Flames are 1-4 in their past five vs. the Eastern Conference.

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