The Metropolitan division’s best team pays a visit to Winnipeg on Tuesday night in a showdown of two of the league’s best teams. Both the Capitals and Jets are coming off losses entering this one, but expect a shootout in the Manitoba capital.
Capitals vs. Jets Betting Analysis
This is the first match-up of the season between these former division rivals. Last season the Capitals won both games against the Jets, outscoring them 7-5 over the two games. Overall, the Capitals are 10-2 in the last 12 games against Winnipeg, while the over has been in play 7-2-1 in the last ten games head to head. Of note, these two teams are perfect on Tuesday nights in the last while. The Jets are 4-0 in their last four Tuesdays, while the Capitals are 5-0 in their last five.
The Capitals are coming off a 5-4 overtime loss to the Red Wings on Sunday night, where the team stormed back from 4-1 deficient to score three in the third period, forcing extra time. Washington is now 32-17-6 overall, and 4-3-3 in their last ten games as they start a four game road trip in Winnipeg Tuesday night. Over his career Alex Ovechkin has owned the Jets/Thrashers franchise scoring 45 goals and 43 assists in 61 games played.
Goaltender Brayden Holtby is expected to start this game, last year he was the goalie of record for both wins against the Jets, and is 10-3-1 in 14 games lifetime against the Jets.
The Jets have hit a bit of turbulence as of late, losers of two in a row as they play their seventh straight home game Tuesday night against the Washington Capitals. The team is 32-15-9 this season, and 6-2-2 in their last ten games. Sunday afternoon the Jets fell to the New York Rangers 3-1, out-shooting their opponents, but only managing one goal, Nikolaj Ehlers with his 21st of the season.
In his second game back from injury Mark Scheifele registered an assist in 22:32 of ice time. The club is now 3-2-1 on this current home stand and 20-5-2 overall at MTS. Connor Hellebuyck is expected to make his 45th start of the season Tuesday night. He is 1-1 life-time against the Capitals, allowing four goals against in the two games played.