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NHL : ATS Matchup
Saturday 4/20/2019Line$ LineOU LineScore



CAROLINA (48-30-0-8, 104 pts.) at WASHINGTON (50-28-0-8, 108 pts.)
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Saturday, 4/20/2019 8:08 PM
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals - Best of 7 - Game 5 - Series tied at 2-2
Board OpeningLatest
71CAROLINA+120Ov 5.5,-115+125Ov 5.5,-110
72WASHINGTON-140Un 5.5,-105-145Un 5.5,-110
CAROLINA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games48-38-0-2.748-38-2.736-483.034.32.728.4
Team Stats (Road Games)22-21-0-0.322-21-0.319-242.834.02.928.6
Last 5 Games3-2-0+13-2+13-
Playoff Games2-3-0-1.52-3-1.53-
vs. Division15-17-0-7.115-17-7.19-222.633.12.627.2
CAROLINA Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)8625773879072229488.7%2624717.9%422
Team Stats (Road Games)4312232355231014608.4%1362619.1%203
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5166550015410.4%17317.6%32
Team Stats (Playoffs)515555001549.7%18316.7%29
Team Stats (vs. Division)32822425321810597.7%911617.6%139
Stats Against (All Games) 23272718181524439.5%2544718.5%398
Stats Against (Road Games) 123373250411123010.0%1332418.0%209
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 12632111319.2%17423.5%21
Stats Against (Playoffs) 157161213211.4%20525.0%26
Stats Against (vs. Division) 83302426368719.5%891719.1%143
CAROLINA - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
SCOTT DARLING (All Games)8823320688.4%12-6-6.62-6-0-63-5
SCOTT DARLING (Road Games)33827287.8%11-2-1.41-2-0-11-2
SCOTT DARLING (vs. Division)33725981.9%00-3-3.80-3-0-31-2
SCOTT DARLING (Last 4 Games)441079286.0%01-3-2.81-3-0-21-3
SCOTT DARLING (Playoff Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)333396888391.2%120-13+2.120-13-0+213-18
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Road Games)151544340391.0%19-6+2.89-6-0+37-8
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (vs. Division)131336133292.0%17-6-17-6-003-9
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Last 4 Games)441089890.7%02-2-0.42-2-001-3
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Playoff Games)11312683.9%00-1-1.60-1-0-21-0
PETR MRAZEK (All Games)44441203110091.4%525-19+0.725-19-0019-25
PETR MRAZEK (Road Games)242466860891.0%211-13-2.711-13-0-310-14
PETR MRAZEK (vs. Division)161643339891.9%28-8-2.38-8-0-35-11
PETR MRAZEK (Last 4 Games)44999191.9%12-202-2-002-2
PETR MRAZEK (Playoff Games)44999191.9%12-202-2-002-2
ALEX NEDELJKOVIC (All Games)11262492.3%01-0+11-0-0+11-0
ALEX NEDELJKOVIC (Road Games)11262492.3%01-0+11-0-0+11-0
ALEX NEDELJKOVIC (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
ALEX NEDELJKOVIC (Last 4 Games)11262492.3%01-0+11-0-0+11-0
ALEX NEDELJKOVIC (Playoff Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0

WASHINGTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games50-36-0+6.650-36+6.643-403.330.23.031.5
Team Stats (Home Games)26-17-0+0.926-17+0.921-203.430.62.731.6
Last 5 Games2-3-0-1.22-3-1.22-31.825.83.030.0
Playoff Games2-2-002-202-
vs. Division21-11-0+8.221-11+8.212-
WASHINGTON Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)8628792104811021259311.1%2515220.7%491
Team Stats (Home Games)43146475440510131711.1%1413222.7%252
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)59512111297.0%17317.6%16
Team Stats (Playoffs)49512111009.0%15320.0%16
Team Stats (vs. Division)329930313351392910.7%981717.3%158
Stats Against (All Games) 26169879781527109.6%2765821.0%421
Stats Against (Home Games) 1173139416313608.6%1383122.5%193
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 153570115010.0%16318.7%30
Stats Against (Playoffs) 12345001269.5%15320.0%24
Stats Against (vs. Division) 82212831239658.5%1092018.3%137
WASHINGTON - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
PHEONIX COPLEY (All Games)272477670290.5%117-7+9.617-7-0+912-11
PHEONIX COPLEY (Home Games)11932729891.1%07-2+4.17-2-0+45-3
PHEONIX COPLEY (vs. Division)7619217189.1%14-2+1.84-2-0+23-3
PHEONIX COPLEY (Last 4 Games)4411110392.8%02-2-0.42-2-001-3
PHEONIX COPLEY (Playoff Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
BRADEN HOLTBY (All Games)63621921174991.0%433-29-3.133-29-0031-29
BRADEN HOLTBY (Home Games)3434103194691.8%219-15-3.219-15-0-316-17
BRADEN HOLTBY (vs. Division)262677071292.5%317-9+6.517-9-0+69-17
BRADEN HOLTBY (Last 4 Games)4412611490.5%12-202-2-002-2
BRADEN HOLTBY (Playoff Games)4412611490.5%12-202-2-002-2
Average power rating of opponents played: CAROLINA 3.16,  WASHINGTON 3.18
CAROLINA - Schedule
3/24/2019MONTREAL2-1W0, -170W5.5 ovU
3/26/2019at WASHINGTON1-4L0, +110L6 ovU
3/28/2019WASHINGTON2-3L0, -145L6 ovU
3/30/2019PHILADELPHIA5-2W0, -210W6 ovO
3/31/2019at PITTSBURGH1-3L0, +125L6 unU
4/2/2019at TORONTO4-1W0, -120W6.5 unU
4/4/2019NEW JERSEY3-1W0, -360W6 unU
4/6/2019at PHILADELPHIA4-3W0, -150W6 ovO
4/11/2019at WASHINGTON2-4L0, +135L5.5 evO
4/13/2019at WASHINGTON3-4L0, +135L5.5 ovO
4/15/2019WASHINGTON5-0W0, -125W6 unU
4/18/2019WASHINGTON2-1W0, -125W6 unU
4/20/2019at WASHINGTON 

3/24/2019PHILADELPHIA3-1W0, -205W6.5 ovU
3/26/2019CAROLINA4-1W0, -130W6 ovU
3/28/2019at CAROLINA3-2W0, +125W6 ovU
3/30/2019at TAMPA BAY6-3W0, +165W7 unO
4/1/2019at FLORIDA3-5L0, -120L6.5 ovO
4/4/2019MONTREAL2-1W0, -140W6 evU
4/6/2019NY ISLANDERS0-3L0, -125L5.5 evU
4/11/2019CAROLINA4-2W0, -155W5.5 evO
4/13/2019CAROLINA4-3W0, -155W5.5 ovO
4/15/2019at CAROLINA0-5L0, +105L6 unU
4/18/2019at CAROLINA1-2L0, +105L6 unU
CAROLINA: LAST SEASON: 36-35-11, 83 points. Sixth in Metropolitan Division.
COACH: Rod Brind'Amour (first season, first NHL season).
ADDED: F Andrei Svechnikov, D Dougie Hamilton, D Calvin de Haan, G Petr Mrazek.
LOST: G Cam Ward, F Jeff Skinner, F Elias Lindholm, D Noah Hanifin.
PLAYER TO WATCH: C Sebastian Aho. The 21-year-old led the team last season with 29 goals and 65 points. He's entering his third season, and figures to be the team's top offensive threat ' especially now that Jeff Skinner has been traded to Buffalo ' though it will be worth watching to see how he adjusts to playing center instead of the wing.
OUTLOOK: With each passing year, the Hurricanes grow more tired of talking about their lengthy run of playoff absences. Either way, they'll make history this season ' either by finally ending the drought, or by missing out yet again and matching the longest dry spell in NHL history. They have the defensive corps of a playoff team, but will need improvement from G Scott Darling and their young scorers to generate offense to finally make the postseason.
WASHINGTON: LAST SEASON: 49-26-7, 105 points. Won Metropolitan Division and Stanley Cup.
COACH: Todd Reirden (First season, first NHL season)
ADDED: C Nic Dowd, G Ilya Samsonov
LOST: C Jay Beagle, G Philipp Grubauer, D Jakub Jerabek
PLAYER TO WATCH: LW Alex Ovechkin. Coming off scoring an NHL-best 49 goals and winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, Ovechkin has nothing left to prove as one of the best players of his generation. Now the Russian superstar is a father and a Stanley Cup-winner, though, so everyone's waiting to see his next trick at age 33.
OUTLOOK: Stanley Cup hangovers are real, and the Capitals will have to manage that and goaltender Braden Holtby playing more games because they don't have a proven backup. Washington has the talent on paper to make another deep run, but all those games deep into last June could have an effect. Reirden will have to be careful with that after replacing Barry Trotz behind the bench.
Caps return home, seek series lead vs. Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals return to D.C. for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first-round series tied at 2-2. The Hurricanes scored wins in Games 3 and 4 at home, and the Capitals will try to get back on track when the series resumes Saturday night.

The Hurricanes have the momentum and did a solid job of taking Washington out of its game several times. Carolina's physical style of play and speed really hurt the Capitals at both ends of the ice on many occasions in both games.

The Hurricanes often made clearing the puck out of their own end a battle for Washington, and Carolina has the speed to match the Capitals. Washington has not been able to get into the Hurricanes' defensive zone and set up enough to cause trouble -- and sometimes the Capitals can't get out of their own end.

That's been a big problem and showed that Carolina really has been playing tough hockey and clawed its way back into the series.

"Everyone's playing the same right now in the playoffs," Carolina defenseman Dougie Hamilton said to NHL.com. "We're worked really hard the last two games. We worked hard in the first two games as well. We just didn't get the same results. We're excited. We've got to keep going Saturday."

The Hurricanes are coming off of a 2-1 victory in Game 4 Thursday. Warren Foegele scored 17 seconds into the game, and Teuvo Teravainen snapped a 1-1 tie with his mini-breakaway goal in the final 30 seconds of the second period.

Goalie Petr Mrazek made 30 saves in the game and robbed the Capitals on some good scoring chances in the final few minutes to help tie the series.

The question now is if Washington can find its right form in Game 5. Playing at home should help the Capitals, but they need to get around Carolina's suffocating defense all around the ice.

Washington did a good job of flipping the puck in the air to get it through the defensive zone in Game 4. The Caps used that ploy on several occasions, and it helped, but the only goal they scored was an Alex Ovechkin marker -- and that came on the power play.

The Capitals scored just that one goal in the two games in Carolina.

What will hurt the Capitals is that they will be without T.J. Oshie, one of their top players. He was injured in the third period when Foegele pushed him into the boards with just over five minutes remaining.

The Capitals did not reveal the injury, but Oshie clearly was favoring his right shoulder and went into the tunnel. Washington was furious about the play. Ovechkin told The Washington Post it was "dirty," and the team felt Foegele should have been given more than a two-minute penalty for boarding.

Plus, coach Todd Reirden said Oshie is going to be out for a while, something the Capitals don't need now.

"It was a defenseless player that was quite a distance from the boards," Reirden told the media. "It's an extremely dangerous play, and 1/8Oshie 3/8 will not be with our team for a while. He won't be playing any time soon."

The Capitals made an interesting move Friday and brought up Devante Smith-Pelly from Hershey of the American Hockey League. Smith-Pelly was a big factor in last year's Stanley Cup run but struggled this year (eight points in 54 games) and had been sent down during the season. Could he give Washington a boost again?

As for Carolina, the status of Andrei Svechnikov and Micheal Ferland remained unknown as of Friday morning. Svechnikov missed most of Game 3 after his fight with Ovechkin and was placed in concussion protocol and also was held out of Game 4.

Ferland left Game 3 in the first period due to a reaggravated upper-body injury. He also did not play in Game 4.

--Field Level Media

Last Updated: 6/1/2020 2:38:19 AM EST

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