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NHL : ATS Matchup
Thursday 2/15/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore



WASHINGTON (32-17-0-7, 71 pts.) at MINNESOTA (31-19-0-6, 68 pts.)
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Thursday, 2/15/2018 8:05 PM
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11WASHINGTON+110Ov 5.5,-110+130Ov 5.5,-110
12MINNESOTA-130Un 5.5,-110-150Un 5.5,-110
WASHINGTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games32-24-0+3.132-24+3.133-
Team Stats (Road Games)12-14-0-2.812-14-2.818-
Last 5 Games2-3-0-1.72-3-1.74-13.423.83.436.0
WASHINGTON Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)56176525659912159911.0%1723721.5%297
Team Stats (Road Games)26782026284472510.8%751520.0%130
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5176560011914.3%12433.3%32
Stats Against (All Games) 1654653597818179.1%1853720.0%269
Stats Against (Road Games) 922528345288910.3%982121.4%150
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 17555201809.4%1317.7%28
WASHINGTON - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
PHILIPP GRUBAUER (All Games)181448143991.3%14-10-7.84-10-0-75-9
PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Road Games)12831428490.4%11-7-71-7-0-64-4
PHILIPP GRUBAUER(vs. Non-Conference)8620118391.0%02-4-2.92-4-0-22-4
PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Last 4 Games)431019190.1%01-2-1.71-2-0-22-1
BRADEN HOLTBY (All Games)42421329121491.3%128-14+10.828-14-0+1128-14
BRADEN HOLTBY (Road Games)181857451489.5%111-7+4.111-7-0+414-4
BRADEN HOLTBY(vs. Non-Conference)151547343090.9%19-6+29-6-0+39-6
BRADEN HOLTBY (Last 4 Games)4414913691.3%02-2-0.62-2-0-13-1

MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games31-25-0+0.831-25+0.829-
Team Stats (Home Games)20-9-0+5.620-9+5.613-163.329.82.130.9
Last 5 Games3-2-0-0.23-2-0.23-
MINNESOTA Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)56168524763617166610.1%1683621.4%278
Team Stats (Home Games)299533263331286511.0%861820.9%158
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5169520012712.6%11327.3%26
Stats Against (All Games) 1583842726918248.7%2013919.4%267
Stats Against (Home Games) 60131725518966.7%901112.2%102
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 14265101937.3%14428.6%25
MINNESOTA - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)39381186109192.0%224-14+5.124-14-0+622-15
DEVAN DUBNYK (Home Games)222267963493.4%216-6+5.616-6-0+612-10
DEVAN DUBNYK(vs. Non-Conference)181852948491.5%112-6+4.512-6-0+511-6
DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)4415514794.8%13-1+0.83-1-0+12-2
ALEX STALOCK (All Games)221863057691.4%37-11-4.37-11-0-47-10
ALEX STALOCK (Home Games)8721620293.5%14-3+0.14-3-0+11-6
ALEX STALOCK(vs. Non-Conference)9727325493.0%23-4-13-4-0-13-4
ALEX STALOCK (Last 4 Games)4311410491.2%01-2-1.41-2-0-11-2
Average power rating of opponents played: WASHINGTON 3.11,  MINNESOTA 3.09
1/19/2018MONTREAL2-3L0, -165L5.5 ovU
1/21/2018PHILADELPHIA1-2L0, -160L5.5 unU
1/25/2018at FLORIDA4-2W0, -135W5.5 ovO
1/31/2018PHILADELPHIA5-3W0, -145W5.5 unO
2/2/2018at PITTSBURGH4-7L0, +140L5.5 ovO
2/4/2018VEGAS3-4L0, -110L6 unO
2/6/2018at COLUMBUS3-2W0, +120W5.5 unU
2/9/2018COLUMBUS4-2W0, -140W5.5 unO
2/11/2018DETROIT4-5L0, -180L5.5 unO
2/13/2018at WINNIPEG3-4L0, +130L5.5 ovO
2/15/2018at MINNESOTA 
2/17/2018at CHICAGO 
2/19/2018at BUFFALO 
2/20/2018TAMPA BAY 
2/22/2018at FLORIDA 
2/26/2018at COLUMBUS 

MINNESOTA - Schedule
1/20/2018TAMPA BAY5-2W0, -105W5.5 evO
1/22/2018OTTAWA3-1W0, -215W5.5 unU
1/25/2018at PITTSBURGH3-6L0, +115L5.5 unO
1/30/2018at COLUMBUS3-2W0, +105W5.5 unU
2/2/2018VEGAS5-2W0, -155W5.5 evO
2/3/2018at DALLAS1-6L0, +130L5.5 ovO
2/6/2018at ST LOUIS6-2W0, +120W5 ovO
2/8/2018ARIZONA3-4L0, -240L5.5 unO
2/10/2018CHICAGO3-0W0, -155W5.5 unU
2/13/2018NY RANGERS3-2W0, -205W5.5 ovU
2/19/2018at NY ISLANDERS 
2/22/2018at NEW JERSEY 
2/23/2018at NY RANGERS 
2/25/2018SAN JOSE 
WASHINGTON: Key additions: F Devante Smith-Pelly (Devils)
Key Losses: F Marcus Johansson (trade with Devils), D Kevin Shattenkirk (Rangers), D Karl Alzner (Canadiens), F Justin Williams (Hurricanes), D Nate Schmidt (Golden Knights)
OUTLOOK: Their "all-in" 2016-17 left them in an unenviable place this offseason, and they didn't come out of it undamaged. There are still some big faces around, but might they be dealt sooner rather than later? Disappointment incoming.
MINNESOTA: Key additions: F Marcus Foligno (trade with Sabres), F Tyler Ennis (trade with Sabres), F Matt Cullen (Penguins), D Kyle Quincey (Blue Jackets)
Key Losses: F Jason Pominville (trade with Sabres), D Marco Scandella (trade with Sabres), F Erik Haula (Golden Knights), D Christian Folin (Kings), G Darcy Kuemper (Kings)
OUTLOOK: Early-round playoff woes will hang over this team all season, but that doesn't mean they don't have a plethora of scorers to give Bruce Boudreau another shot at righting his record. This time, they should finally outdo Chicago.
Threes a charm for Wild as they host Capitals

SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- For the Minnesota Wild, three has been a common number in their on-going homestand, which is quickly solidifying their playoff chances.

The Wild host the Washington Capitals on Thursday having gone 2-0-1 in the first three games of their five-game home stint, and having taken a 3-0 lead -- with mixed results -- in all three games. They lost in overtime to Arizona after seeing their 3-0 lead slip away. They blanked Chicago 3-0 after a season-best performance in goal from Devan Dubnyk. And on Tuesday they beat the Rangers 3-2, after nearly seeing another 3-0 lead slip away.

"We'll take three-goal leads every game. We'll do that every time. That's fine. Three's a big hill," said Wild forward Eric Staal. "For us to be able to come out with that lead and to be able to get that, it's big. Human nature, I think, is sometimes you sit back and the other team's got nothing to lose so they're going for it. You can get on your heels a little bit ... (but) when we play with pace, we're a good team."

The playoffs were a long shot a month ago for the Wild, but they've gone 10-0-3 in their past 13 home games, which is the best run in franchise history, and have one of the top-scoring defensive units in the NHL, both of which are good omens as they scoreboard watch and seek a sixth straight berth in the postseason.

"It's a critical tim for us. We have this nice home stand. We all are watching the standings very closely, and this is the fun time of year where you're watching the standings and check the games and all the scores right after you get off the ice," forward Matt Cullen said. "The playoffs are kind of within view, so we know where we sit. So these are huge games."

The Capitals make their lone visit to Minnesota after a tough overtime loss in Winnipeg on Tuesday. After he was done fuming about a no-call on what he thought should have been a Jets penalty in the overtime, the Capitals coach focused on the bigger picture and liked what he saw from his team in a hostile place to play.

"We're all looking at the end, but there was a good process," Barry Trotz said. "We haven't played 54 minutes of good hockey for a while, so I'm trying to take the positive out of it."

One place the Caps see room for improvement is defensively, after a few notable breakdowns in recent games.

"It breaks down to everything really, but in terms of the D zone we're a little too backed off," Washington defenseman John Carlson said. "We're in follow mode instead of attack mode. It's tough. We're giving teams a lot of time in the zone and if you do that you try to at least keep teams to the outside and not give them the middle of the ice. We haven't been doing that and that's part of the problem."

The Capitals won the season's first meeting of these teams 3-1 in November in Washington.

Last Updated: 2/23/2019 7:00:14 PM EST

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