Tonights NHL Picks February 17th 2015

1-0 last night for 2.24 units cashing in on the “over” between the Rangers and Islanders, the game ended with double the posted total, in a 6-5 Rangers victory.
One pick again tonight, a very generous price on the Capitals.
Washington Capitals @ Pittsburgh Penguins: CAPITALS 2.31
Risk: 2 Units | Win: 2.62 Units (Members Only Pick)
What a great price on the Washington Capitals tonight. The Capitals are 4th in the Metropolitan Division standings with 70 points in 57 games, the Penguins are one spot above the Caps (3rd) in the Metro Division standings with 73 points in 56 games. The Capitals will play their fourth road game in a row tonight after going 2-1 on their current road trip, defeating the Sharks 5-4 in overtime on Wednesday last week, and are coming off of a 5-3 victory over the Ducks on Sunday, just one day after they fell to the Kings by a score of 3-1. The Capitals defense is one of the best in the NHL, currently ranked 8th with 2.47 goals against per game and have allowed just 2.10 GA/GP over their last 10 games. The Penguins are 7th on defense with 2.43 goals against per game but have allowed more than four goals twice in their last four games, and four times over their last ten games. The Capitals and Penguins met twice this season, the Capitals won
both meetings, receiving shutouts in both contests, outscoring the Penguins 7-0 in those two games. Braden Holtby was in goal for both shutouts this season and will look for a third tonight against the Penguins. Braden Holtby will likely start for the Capitals tonight and has a record of 26-12-9 this season, with the sixth best goals against average in the League (2.20 GAA) and the eighth best save percentage (.923 SV%), and is second in shutouts this season with six. Marc-Andre Fleury is probable for the Penguins tonight, his statistics are almost a carbon copy of Braden Holtby’s. Fleury is 26-11-6 on the season, with a 2.19 GAA (5th) and a .924 SV% (6th). Fleury leads all NHL goaltenders in shutouts with 8. As you can see, these two goalies are as close as even strength as you can get. Both clubs are eerily similar on defense and goaltending, lets take a look at offense. The Capitals are 7th on offense with 2.91 goals per game and
have scored a combined 11 goals on their current three game road trip, an average of 3.66 goals per game. The Penguins come in at 12th overall on offense with 2.82 goals per game but have scored just 2.20 G/GP over their last 10 games, and were shutout three times in their last ten games, one of which came at the hands of the Capitals. When it comes to special teams, the Capitals rank 4th on the man advantage with a 23.1 PP%, while Pittsburgh ranks 8th with a 20.7 PP%, but have gone 0 for 15 on the power play over their last seven games. The Penguins are 4th on the penalty kill (85.7%) but have gone just 76% on the penalty kill over their last ten games, while Washington was successful 84.6% of the time over their last ten games. Alex Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals with 36 (has scored 14 goals in his last 14 games), and has scored 25 goals in 37 career games against the Penguins. Both clubs are similar in all aspects of the game, this
game will not be one you’ll want to miss. I’ll gladly take this generous price on the Capitals tonight against Pittsburgh.