The Washington Capitals meet the Florida Panthers for Game 5 of their seven-game playoff series in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs from the BB&T Center in Miami, Florida. Florida earned a huge overtime victory in Game 4 to even the series at two, so let’s see what’s the best Capitals vs. Panthers betting pick for Wednesday evening.
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Capitals vs Panthers Betting Pick
This game will be played at the BB&T Center in Miami, Florida at 7:30 PM ET on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
Why Bet The Panthers:
✅ The Florida Panthers finished the regular season with the best home record in the NHL at 34-7-0. Florida split the first two games of this series against Washington, but finished the regular season 11-1-0 in their last 12 home contests.
✅ The Florida Panthers have been inconsistent offensively during the postseason, but this was the top-ranked team in the NHL during the regular season, averaging 4.06 goals per game. The club was even better at home during the regular season, posting 4.60 goals per contest. They have scored 11 goals in the series.
✅ The Florida Panthers are a strong club defensively as well. They allowed 2.97 goals per game during the regular season, 13th overall. Florida held Washington to only 16 shots in Game 4.
The Washington Capitals (44-26-12; 42-40 ATS) turned to Ilya Samsonov in Game 3, and he has performed well in his two playoff appearances, allowing four goals on 79 shots, a .949 save percentage. Samsonov has a 1.66 goals-against average after posting a 3.02 GAA during the regular season.
T.J. Oshie has discovered the fountain of youth, leading Washington with three goals and has four total points. The Capitals have been excellent on the power-play, connecting on 29.4% of their opportunities and have not allowed Florida a power-play goal in the series.
The Florida Panthers (58-18-6; 42-40 ATS) did not ask much of goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, as he faced only 16 shots in Game 4, stopping 14. Bobrovsky has looked either very good or mediocre in the series, allowing three total goals in the two victories and 10 in the two losses.
The Panthers are struggling to find the same kind of offensive production they produced during the regular season. The club was fifth on the power-play (24.4%) but has yet to connect with the man advantage against Washington. Carter Verhaeghe leads the club with three goals and five points.