Washington Capitals vs
Carolina Hurricanes Predictions

4/15/2019, 7:00pm ET - PNC Arena

48-26 | 24-15-2 away
46-29 | 24-13-4 home

Consensus Picks

Computer CAR -115 u/6
Community CAR -125 50% u/6 50%

Computer Prediction is a free prediction tool using fundamental NHL handicapping metrics: offensive & defensive stats, NHL power rankings, score differentials, goals scored and goals allowed.

WAS vs CAR
5th OFFENSE 16th
23rd Shots 1st
10th Power Play % 21st
17th DEFENSE 9th
15th Shots 3rd
23rd Power Play % 8th
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3.345thGoals Scored2.9616th
3.02Tied-17thGoals Allowed 2.70Tied-7th
20.812thPower Play %17.820th
78.924thPenalty Kill %81.68th
2018-19 Metropolitan Division Standings
Team W L OTL PTS
Washington 48 26 8 104
NY Islanders 48 27 7 103
Pittsburgh 44 26 12 100
Carolina 46 29 7 99
Columbus 47 31 4 98
Philadelphia 37 37 8 82
NY Rangers 32 36 14 78
New Jersey 31 41 10 72
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  • Washington vs Carolina (Apr 15) April 15 at 8:20pm

    Washington vs Carolina injuries and projected lineup.

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  • April 14 at 10:06pm

    Betting Prediction for Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes on April 15, 2019, 7:00 PM ET

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    Free Betting Prediction: Carolina will WIN and the Total will go Under .

    After losing all four regular-season meetings with the Washington Capitals, the Carolina Hurricanes' struggles with the Capitals continued in the first two games of their first-round playoff series. Down 2-0, the Hurricanes head back to Raleigh looking to stop the bleeding in Game 3 tonight. Sportsbooks opened the Hurricanes as -130 home favorites with a total of 6.Capitals vs Hurricanes Game Center. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2IyG7Or

  • Washington vs Carolina (Apr 15) April 15 at 11:32pm

    Canes Country: Recap: Hurricanes dominate Capitals in first home playoff game in a decade

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    RALEIGH - Game three between the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals was nothing short of a must-win for the Canes, and oh boy, did they come through...

    The Hurricanes rolled over the Capitals to the tune of a 5-0 blowout win to get back in the series, which now stands at 2-1 in favor of the Caps.

    Here's how it all went down.

    Playoff hockey's return to Raleigh, North Carolina was just about as crazy and dramatic as anyone could've imagined.

    Just before the half-way point of the opening frame, the Hurricanes scored the game's first goal and PNC Arena exploded.

  • Washington vs Carolina (Apr 15) April 15 at 9:24pm

    Fansided: Carolina Hurricanes: Three Keys to Game 2 vs Capitals

    Game one is done and over our shoulders. We should look to game two today. However we would be remiss if we didn't take a quick look behind us and take some lessons learned from our first playoff loss since Westlife was still a popular boy band.

    In the first period alone, the Hurricanes saw a 3-0 deficit against the Capitals with tallies from Washington's top line; Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, two of the goals coming from the power-play. The Capitals went two-for-two on the power-play in the first period.

    In the second period, the Hurricanes limited the Capitals to few high-chance opportunities and kept the Capitals to only five shots.

  • Washington vs Carolina (Apr 15) April 15 at 8:16pm

    Canes Country: Hurricanes vs Capitals: Game 2 keys for the Canes, lineups, and game hub

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    Special teams told the tale of game one between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Washington Capitals on Thursday, but the Canes hope that the way they closed out game one is a positive sign of things to come.

    A game two win for the Hurricanes would be a massive turn of events in this series. The possibility of returning home to PNC Arena with a tied series would certainly add a lot of drama to this opening round. For that to happen, though, they'll have to play their game and follow these game keys.

  • Washington vs Carolina (Apr 15) April 15 at 6:32pm

    Fansided: Carolina Hurricanes: Drop Game two in Washington Due to Bad Officiating

    This will not be your usual three takeaways from the game, because the Carolina Hurricanes played excellent hockey and absolutely deserved to win that game. That game should not have gone into OT with a tie. It should have ended with Carolina leaving after sixty with a split in DC ready to take a series lead back home.

    If you do not want to read about how bad the officiating was during yesterday's game two matchup between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes, I suggest you find another article to read. This entire game was dictated by the officiating.

  • Washington vs Carolina (Apr 15) April 15 at 5:42pm

    Japers' Rink: Capitals vs. Hurricanes Game 3 Game Thread

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  • Washington vs Carolina (Apr 15) April 15 at 4:47pm

    Canes Country: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals: Game 3 Lineups and Discussion

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    The Carolina Hurricanes return home for their first home playoff game in nearly a decade with their backs squarely against the wall in the series. Trailing 2-0 to the Washington Capitals, the Canes would do well to improve upon their poor starts in the first two games of the series, which saw them fall behind by multiple goals in the first period of each game.

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    Sebastian Aho will look to pick up where he left off in Game 2 where he tallied his first goal more than 15 games.

  • Washington vs Carolina (Apr 15) April 15 at 2:42pm

    Cardiac Cane: Carolina Hurricanes: Three Keys to Game 3 vs Capitals

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    First and foremost, this series is far from over. The Carolina Hurricanes will not go down without a fight to the bitter end. Game 2, similar to Game 1, did not start well. The Hurricanes found themselves down two early with tallies from Nicklas Backstrom and TJ Oshie.

    Backstrom with a sick feed from Washington's captain, Alexander Ovechkin and TJ Oshie with a highlight reel goal that trended on Twitter because of a stick-lift with his leg that allowed him to cut the net and backhand it in.

    At the end of the first period, the Hurricanes started playing more into battling for the puck on the boards and forcing turnovers in the Capitals zone, this did wonders for them.

  • Washington vs Carolina (Apr 15) April 15 at 12:11pm

    Canes Country: Hurricanes vs Capitals: Keys for the Canes in must-win game three

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    At long last, Raleigh gets to remind the entire hockey world how big of a hockey market it really is, and they will do so as the Carolina Hurricanes lay it all out on the line in a must-win game three of this opening round series against the Washington Capitals.

    The game-one comeback for the Canes brought some optimism into game two, and another comeback very nearly ended with a 1-1 series being brought back to PNC Arena. But alas, a heartbreaking overtime loss has put Carolina deep in the hole.

    For this team, though, that isn't unfamiliar territory.

  • Washington vs Carolina (Apr 15) April 15 at 10:03am

    Canes Country: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals: Game 3 Preview and Storm Advisory

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    Despite being down 0-2 in the series, the Carolina Hurricanes have a lot to build on from their first two games in Washington. The next two games will have a much different feeling as they take on the Caps in front of what will be a packed and loud PNC Arena.

    In case the NBC broadcast didn't remind you enough on Saturday, Sebastian Aho broke his 15 game goal drought with a game tying tally in the second period.

  • Washington vs Carolina (Apr 15) April 14 at 5:56am

    Canes Country: Capitals top Hurricanes in heart-stopping Game 2 thriller

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    WASHINGTON -- The Carolina Hurricanes clearly got the message on how playoff hockey is played after Thursday's Game 1 loss. Unfortunately, another slow start condemned the Canes to their fate again, and they return home still looking for their first playoff win in ten years.

    Brooks Orpik scored the game-winning goal 1:48 into overtime as the Washington Capitals pulled out a 4-3 win over the Hurricanes, taking a 2-0 lead in the first-round series on Saturday afternoon at Capital One Arena.

    Sebastian Aho's second-period goal, his first since March 9 and his first against a goaltender since March 5, encapsulated a gritty afternoon for the Hurricanes, who needed to grow into the game again but got their bearings before the end of the first period, in a change from Thursday's Game 1.

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