NHL Preview: Calgary Flames vs. Washington Capitals

by Dirty on March 28, 2010

The Calgary Flames and the Washington Capitals will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Verizon Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Capitals listed as 260-moneyline favorites versus the Flames, while the game’s total is sitting at 6.

The Flames were shut out 5-0 by the Bruins last time out, as +115 underdogs. The game’s five goals went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (5).

The Capitals were defeated 3-2 by the Hurricanes in a shootout on Thursday, as -165 favorites. The teams played UNDER the posted over/under (6.5).

Alexander Semin and John Carlson scored for the Capitals.

Current streak:
Calgary has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Calgary: 37-29-9
Washington: 49-14-11

Calgary most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Boston are 5-5-1
After a loss are 6-4

Washington most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 4-6
After playing Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Calgary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Calgary is 1-6-2 SU in its last 9 games ,when playing Washington
Calgary is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
Washington4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Calgary
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 8 games at home
Washington is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Calgary home to Phoenix, Wednesday, March 31
Washington home to Ottawa, Tuesday, March 30

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