Capitals at Blackhawks 10/20/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 10/19/2019 at 10:12 PM ET

The Washington Capitals look for their third straight victory on Sunday when the visit the Windy City to play the Chicago Blackhawks. The Capitals beat the New York Rangers at home on Friday 5-2. John Carlson had three assists while T.J. Oshie scored a pair of goals on the power play helping Washington improve to 5-2-2 and sit in a three-way tie for first in the Metropolitan Division. 

Chicago won its second straight on Friday with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Jonathan Toews scored the game winner 46 seconds in the extra period to give Chicago the win. Blackhawks goalie Robin Lehner stopped 37 shots in net. The Blackhawks are 2-2-1 with 5 points. 

T.J. Oshie leads Washington in goals scored with six, while John Carlson is the assists leader with 14 and points leader with 17. Braden Holtby is 2-1-2 with goals against of 3.83 and save percentage of .862. Washington is scoring an average of 3.44 goals per game while allowing an average of 3.11 per game.

Andrew Shaw leads Chicago in goals scored with two. Patrick Kane is the assists leader with five and points leader with seven. Corey Crawford is 1-2-0 with goals against of 3.40 and saves percentage of .900. Chicago is scoring an average of 3.00 goals per game, while allowing an average of 3.00 per game.

Washington has dominated this matchup winning 8 of the last 11 played between the two. In addition, the Capitals have won 10 of their last 14 versus an opponent with a record below .500 and 16 of their last 22 overall against Western Conference opponents. Chicago has lost 20 of its last 28 as a home dog. Final Score Prediction, Washington Capitals win 5-2

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