Columbus Blue Jackets vs Washington Capitals – NHL Preview, Tips and Odds

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Columbus Blue Jackets
Final
2:6
Washington Capitals
Highlights and Stats


The teams of Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals will battle it out at Nationwide Arena in Columbus on Thursday, 08:00 PM EDT. Both teams are part of the Metropolitan Division of the NHL, with the Blue Jackets currently sitting at #8 in the standings with 24 points, and the Capitals at #4 with 48 points.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Washington Capitals Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 10-08-2022
TeamP1P2P3OTFinal
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
2 1 0 0 3
Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
2 1 0 1 4

By participating in the same NHL division, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals play each other many times during the season. Their last game took place on October 8, 2022, and resulted in a 4-3 win for the Capitals, with the deciding goal coming in overtime. Alex Ovechkin was the star for the Capitals, as he concluded the game with one goal for a 19:04 stay on the ice. On the other half of the court, it was Yegor Chinakhov who contributed the most, scoring 1 goal for a total of 13:37 of game time. Darcy Kuemper also played a leading role for the Capitals, saving 36 of the Blue Jackets’ total 39 attempts on goal. The other side’s goalkeeper, Elvis Merzlikins, ended the night with a 0.875 save percentage. In the most recent five games, the Washington Capitals are dominating as far as head-to-head balance is concerned, triumphing in three meetings while losing the other two.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team10-08-202210-01-202203-17-202202-08-202212-04-2021
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
32 2 51
Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
4 174 3

Columbus Blue Jackets Form

*Last 10 Columbus Blue Jackets Games - 2:8:0
01-03-202312-31-202212-29-202212-23-202212-20-202212-19-202212-17-202212-15-202212-13-202212-11-2022
4:0@ Ottawa Senators4:1vs Chicago Blackhawks2:1@ New York Islanders5:2@ Chicago Blackhawks5:3@ Philadelphia Flyers1:2vs Dallas Stars4:2@ Boston Bruins4:1@ Tampa Bay Lightning4:0@ Florida Panthers6:5vs Los Angeles Kings

Columbus Blue Jackets were outplayed and lost with the score of 4-0 on the road when facing Ottawa Senators on 01/03. Joonas Korpisalo was at Columbus’ goal and was able to parry 30 of the 33 shots coming his way. The Blue Jackets are with a record of 2-8-0 across the last 10 outings and on a run of W1 at the moment. The franchise is 9-11-1, when performing on home ice throughout the season. The team’s next game is on Saturday, January 7th on home ice against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Columbus Blue Jackets Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    94.00
  • Goals Against
    142.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Columbus Blue Jackets Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Joonas Korpisalo

    Games Played:16
    Saves Percentage:0.911
    Shutouts:0
  • Top Skater

    Johnny Gaudreau

    Games Played:36
    Goals:10
    Assists:27

Columbus Blue Jackets Missing Players

NONE

Washington Capitals Form

*Last 10 Washington Capitals Games - 7:1:2
01-03-202312-31-202212-29-202212-27-202212-23-202212-22-202212-19-202212-17-202212-15-202212-13-2022
4:5vs Buffalo Sabres9:2vs Montreal Canadiens3:4vs Ottawa Senators0:4@ New York Rangers4:1vs Winnipeg Jets2:3@ Ottawa Senators4:3vs Detroit Red Wings5:2vs Toronto Maple Leafs1:2vs Dallas Stars3:7@ Chicago Blackhawks

The Washington Capitals met the Buffalo Sabres on January 3rd at home, and the game finished with a 4-5 score in the visitors’ favor. The Capitals were led by Alex Ovechkin, who ended with two points on the night. He tried seven shots towards the enemy goal and succeeded with two, for a combined 20 minutes and 33 seconds of game time. Another reason for the team’s defeat was that in goal, Darcy Kuemper let in five of the 29 shots coming toward his net. Washington is 7-1-2 in the last ten games and are currently on an OT1 streak. The Capitals are sporting a 9-8-3 record when performing on the road. The team will face the Nashville Predators in the next game, set for Friday, January 6th, on home ice.

Washington Capitals Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    131.00
  • Goals Against
    113.00
  • 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:24
    Saves Percentage:0.916
    Shutouts:1
  • Top Skater

    Alex Ovechkin

    Games Played:40
    Goals:28
    Assists:19

Washington Capitals Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
1 1 0 2
Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
0 4 2 6
Columbus Blue JacketsWashington Capitals
  • Score

    2
    6
  • PP Opportunities

    2
    3
  • PP Goals

    0
    2
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Columbus Blue JacketsvsWashington Capitals
  • 1`05:19
    Johnny GaudreauEmil Bemstrom
    1-0
  • 2`01:51
    1-1
    T.J. OshieNick Jensen, Dmitry Orlov
  • 2`02:21
    Mathieu Olivier2 minutes for Roughing Martin Fehervary
    -
  • 2`02:21
    -
    Martin Fehervary2 minutes for Roughing Mathieu Olivier
  • 2`06:49
    -
    Evgeny Kuznetsov2 minutes for Hooking Jack Roslovic
  • 2`11:15
    1-2
    Nicolas AubeKubel
  • 2`12:59
    Gavin BayreutherAdam Boqvist, Emil Bemstrom