The Jets fell short in Washington Tuesday night, but now get a second chance against the Capitals Thursday as the two teams complete the home and home series.
The Jets showed alot of heart in DC Tuesday night battling back from a three-goal deficit. In the return match-up Thursday, the home side would like to even up the series.
Capitals vs. Jets Betting Analysis
The home team in this head-to-head matchup has had a major advantage over the last 12 games. The home side is 11-1 over that time.
The Capitals are 13-4 in the last 17 meetings against the Jets, but are 1-4 in the last five games played in Winnipeg.
Of note, the under is 11-3-1 in the last 15 games played in Winnipeg between these two teams.
The Capitals enter this game in Winnipeg on a two-game winning streak, having scored nine goals over the last two games.
The Caps built up a three goal advantage and hung on for a 4-3 shootout win.
Alex Ovechkin was honoured pregame for scoring his 700th career goal. He celebrated it on the ice by scoring his 701st goal (43rd of the year) on Jets’ goaltender Laurent Brossoit. Brossoit became the 142nd NHL goaltender that Ovechkin has scored on in his career. Ironically, Ovechkin scored career goal number 600 against Connor Hellebuyck, who he will face again on Thursday evening.
Ilya Kovalchuk made his Capitals debut and finished with three shots on goal in 14:39 of ice time. He finished the night with a minus-two.
Dmitry Orlov snapped a three-game pointless streak picking up two assists Tuesday evening. He was the games second star.
The Jets concluded a four-game road trip with a 4-3 shootout loss in Washington. Winnipeg picked up three of a possible eight points.
After falling behind 3-0 to the Capitals, the Jets showed some spark when Nikolaj Ehlers (also had a team high five shots on goal) netted his 23rd of the season near the end of the second period to get the Jets back into it.
Unfortunately, that’s where the party stopped for the Jets as they lost the game 4-3 in a shootout.
Of note, defenceman Sami Niku missed Tuesday’s game with a lower-body injury, and Josh Morrissey sat out his second straight game with a upper-body. Both players status’ will be updated later this week.