Ottawa Senators vs Washington Capitals – NHL Preview, Tips and Odds

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Ottawa Senators
After Over Time
2:3
Washington Capitals
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The teams of the Ottawa Senators and the Washington Capitals will battle it out at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Thursday, 08:00 PM EDT. At the moment, the Senators are at #8 in the standings of the Atlantic Division with 30 points, while the Capitals are with 38 points and are occupying the 6th place in the Metropolitan Division.

Ottawa Senators vs Washington Capitals Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 10-20-2022
TeamP1P2P3Final
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
0 2 3 5
Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
2 0 0 2

Their most recent encounter was held on October 20, 2022, and finished in a big 5-2 Ottawa victory. The Senators’ best skater was Drake Batherson, spending 18:57 on the ice. He sent four shots towards the opponents’ net, and two of those made it through the goalie. On the other half of the court, it was Anthony Mantha who contributed the most, scoring 1 goal for a total of 14:50 of game time. Anton Forsberg also played a leading role for the Senators, saving 22 of the Caps’ total 24 attempts on goal. His counterpart, Darcy Kuemper, was challenged with 42 attempts towards his goal, and three of those made it through to the back of his net. The Washington Capitals are boasting a better H2H balance across the last five matches against the Ottawa Senators, registering three victories while losing twice in the process.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team10-20-202202-13-202201-22-202210-25-202101-31-2020
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
5 425 3
Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
21 3 75

Ottawa Senators Form

*Last 10 Ottawa Senators Games - 6:3:1
12-20-202212-18-202212-17-202212-14-202212-12-202212-10-202212-08-202212-06-202212-03-202212-02-2022
5:1@ Winnipeg Jets4:2@ Minnesota Wild3:6@ Detroit Red Wings3:2vs Montreal Canadiens3:0vs Anaheim Ducks2:3@ Nashville Predators4:3@ Dallas Stars2:5vs Los Angeles Kings5:2vs San Jose Sharks2:3@ New York Rangers

It wasn’t the best game for the Ottawa Senators on 12/20, as they suffered a heavy 5-1 defeat to the Winnipeg Jets on enemy ice. It was Drake Batherson who concluded the match as the Senators’ best skater on the night. He was on the ice for 17:43 and was personally responsible for 1 point. Batherson finished the meeting by scoring one of his six shots on goal. Cam Talbot’s performance in goal also needs mentioning, as he saved 19 of the total 24 shots on goal. The Senators’ balance across the most recent 10 games stands at 6-3-1, and they are on a two-game losing streak. They own an 8-8-0 record when playing at home this season. The Detroit Red Wings are next in line for the Senators, as the two sides are scheduled to meet on Friday, December 23rd.

Ottawa Senators Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    97.00
  • Goals Against
    98.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Ottawa Senators Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Cam Talbot

    Games Played:17
    Saves Percentage:0.916
    Shutouts:0
  • Top Skater

    Brady Tkachuk

    Games Played:31
    Goals:13
    Assists:23

Ottawa Senators Missing Players

NONE

Washington Capitals Form

*Last 10 Washington Capitals Games - 7:2:1
12-19-202212-17-202212-15-202212-13-202212-11-202212-09-202212-07-202212-05-202212-03-202212-01-2022
4:3vs Detroit Red Wings5:2vs Toronto Maple Leafs1:2vs Dallas Stars3:7@ Chicago Blackhawks2:5@ Winnipeg Jets4:1vs Seattle Kraken1:4@ Philadelphia Flyers2:3@ Edmonton Oilers5:2@ Calgary Flames3:2@ Seattle Kraken

The Capitals’ last meeting was against the Detroit Red Wings on December 19, when they won 4-3 on home ice. The Capitals were led by Nic Dowd, who ended the night with 3 points. He tried two shots towards the enemy goal and succeeded with both, for a combined 13 minutes and 39 seconds of game time. Dowd also had a hand in one of his side’s other goals by assisting his fellow teammates. Another reason for the team’s victory was the brilliant performance of Charlie Lindgren, who stopped 16 of the 19 shots that were sent towards his goal. The Capitals organization won 7 of its last 10 matches, lost 2 during regular time, and was defeated once in overtime or shootouts. Washington is now on a run of two consecutive victories. The side has a 7-8–3 road balance for this season. The Capitals’ next game will be against the Winnipeg Jets on December 23 at the Capital One Arena.

Washington Capitals Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    104.00
  • Goals Against
    99.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Washington Capitals Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Darcy Kuemper

    Games Played:20
    Saves Percentage:0.916
    Shutouts:1
  • Top Skater

    Alex Ovechkin

    Games Played:34
    Goals:20
    Assists:16

Washington Capitals Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3OTFinal
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
1 0 1 0 2
Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
1 1 0 1 3
Ottawa SenatorsWashington Capitals
  • Score

    2
    3
  • PP Opportunities

    5
    3
  • PP Goals

    1
    1
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Ottawa SenatorsvsWashington Capitals
  • 1`04:50
    Alex DeBrincatNick Holden, Shane Pinto
    1-0
  • 1`06:39
    Claude Giroux2 minutes for Slashing Anthony Mantha
    -
  • 1`07:01
    1-1
    Evgeny KuznetsovAlex Ovechkin, John Carlson
  • 1`11:49
    -
    Trevor van Riemsdyk2 minutes for Hooking Brady Tkachuk
  • 1`14:15
    Parker Kelly2 minutes for Tripping Dmitry Orlov
    -
  • 1`14:59
    -
    John Carlson2 minutes for Hooking Tyler Motte
  • 2`03:17
    Dylan Gambrell2 minutes for Interference Garnet Hathaway