Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild – NHL Preview, Tips and Odds

NHL
Washington Capitals
Final
2:4
Minnesota Wild
Highlights and Stats


The Washington Capitals welcome the Minnesota Wild to Capital One Arena on Tuesday for an NHL game scheduled for 08:00 PM EDT. At the moment, the Capitals are at #4 in the standings of the Metropolitan Division with 54 points, while the Wild are with 52 points and are occupying the 3rd place in the Central Division.

Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 04-03-2022
TeamP1P2P3Final
Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
0 0 1 1
Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Wild
2 1 2 5

The previous meeting between the teams was on March 4, 2022, when the Minnesota Wild won 5-1. Joel Eriksson Ek was one of the the main reasons for the Wild’s triumph back then. He played 17:25 and earned 3 points by scoring two goals and assisting once. For the Capitals, Garnet Hathaway earned 1 point on the night. He skated for 9:48 minutes and scored one goal. The Wild’s goalie, Cam Talbot, faced 26 shots and managed to save 25 of them. His colleague on the other end, Vitek Vanecek, was tasked with 18 attempts on his goal and allowed 4 to roll past him. The Minnesota Wild are boasting a better H2H balance across the last five matches against the Washington Capitals, registering three victories while losing twice in the process.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team04-03-202201-08-202203-01-202003-22-201911-13-2018
Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
1 241 5
Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Wild
53 3 22

Washington Capitals Form

*Last 10 Washington Capitals Games - 5:3:2
01-16-202301-14-202301-11-202301-08-202301-06-202301-05-202301-03-202312-31-202212-29-202212-27-2022
3:4@ New York Islanders1:3vs Philadelphia Flyers5:3@ Philadelphia Flyers1:0vs Columbus Blue Jackets2:3vs Nashville Predators2:6@ Columbus Blue Jackets4:5vs Buffalo Sabres9:2vs Montreal Canadiens3:4vs Ottawa Senators0:4@ New York Rangers

It was one of the better days for the Washington Capitals on January 16, as they triumphed 3-4 over the New York Islanders on enemy ice. T.J. Oshie led the Capitals, ending with two points to his name. He was on the ice for 17 minutes and 8 seconds and attempted three shots on the opposition’s goal. One of those found its way to the back of the net, and T.J. Oshie also had a hand in one assist. Darcy Kuemper’s heroics between the sticks were another reason for the team’s triumph on the night, as he saved 27 of the 30 shots he faced. The Washington Capitals won five and lost five of their last 10 meetings, but two of those defeats came in overtime or shootouts, and the team gained an extra point. The Capitals will be out on the ice for their next game on Thursday, January 19th, when they are set to face the Arizona Coyotes away from home.

Washington Capitals Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    148.00
  • Goals Against
    129.00
  • 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:29
    Saves Percentage:0.917
    Shutouts:1
  • Top Skater

    Alex Ovechkin

    Games Played:46
    Goals:30
    Assists:20

Washington Capitals Missing Players

NONE

Minnesota Wild Form

*Last 10 Minnesota Wild Games - 5:3:2
01-14-202301-12-202301-10-202301-08-202301-07-202301-04-202312-31-202212-29-202212-27-202212-22-2022
2:1vs Arizona Coyotes1:3@ New York Islanders4:3@ New York Rangers0:3vs St. Louis Blues6:5@ Buffalo Sabres5:1vs Tampa Bay Lightning2:5@ St. Louis Blues1:4vs Dallas Stars1:4@ Winnipeg Jets5:2@ San Jose Sharks

The previous game of Minnesota Wild was at home against the Arizona Coyotes on 01/14 and ended in a 2-1 win. Frederick Gaudreau was best among the Minnesota roster, ending the match with 1 point. He managed to score 1 of his total 2 shots on target for 18:47 time on the ice. The team’s netminder MarcAndre Fleury managed to neutralize 27 of the total 28 shots that he was bombarded with. Minnesota triumphed in 5 of the previous 10 outings, while allowing 3 defeats during the 60 minutes, and losing 2 times in OT or shootouts. The Wild are on a run of two back-to-back wins at the moment. In their next meeting on Thursday, January 19th the Minnesota Wild will visit the Carolina Hurricanes.

Minnesota Wild Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    134.00
  • Goals Against
    118.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Minnesota Wild Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    MarcAndre Fleury

    Games Played:27
    Saves Percentage:0.905
    Shutouts:3
  • Top Skater

    Kirill Kaprizov

    Games Played:42
    Goals:25
    Assists:27

Minnesota Wild Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
1 1 0 2
Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Wild
0 3 1 4
Washington CapitalsMinnesota Wild
  • Score

    2
    4
  • PP Opportunities

    4
    3
  • PP Goals

    0
    0
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Washington CapitalsvsMinnesota Wild
  • 1`08:02
    -
    2 minutes for Too Many Men on the Ice (served by Mats Zuccarello)
  • 1`09:02
    Evgeny Kuznetsov2 minutes for Hooking Connor Dewar
    -
  • 1`16:57
    Nicolas AubeKubel2 minutes for Roughing Brandon Duhaime
    -
  • 1`16:57
    -
    Brandon Duhaime2 minutes for Roughing Nicolas Aube-Kubel
  • 1`18:57
    Martin FehervaryAlex Ovechkin, Trevor van Riemsdyk
    1-0
  • 2`00:50
    1-1
    Jared Spurgeon
  • 2`05:05
    Dylan StromeMartin Fehervary, Alex Ovechkin
    2-1
  • 2`13:12
    2-2