In the regular season match of the National Hockey League, Washington Capitals will host Winnipeg Jets. The game will take place on December 24, the meeting starts at 00:00 GMT.
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Washington began to show successful results that fans are waiting for. The team failed the start of the season, but now they are in good shape.
In recent games, there was success against Toronto (5-2) and Detroit (4-3 OT) on home ice. As you know, the team performs best during the second twenty minutes, which they often leave behind or, at least, are distinguished by an abandoned puck.
At the moment, Washington is already in 9th place in its conference with 38 points after 34 games. The hosts have excellent chances to continue a successful series of matches against Winnipeg.
Meanwhile, Winnipeg is in third place in the Western Conference. The team is close to getting to the first line in the near future.
To do this, the team needs a small series of victories. As you know, the club has achieved success in four previous matches out of five.
After an unsuccessful match with Seattle (2-3), the club dealt with Ottawa (5-1). Away, Winnipeg plays more open hockey than with its fans.
Head to Head
Winnipeg is experiencing difficulties in personal meetings against Washington, since the last three matches between these rivals ended in favor of the capital team.
The last meeting of the two teams took place on December 12 and ended with a score (5-2) in favor of Washington.
Washington, like Winnipeg, played the match the day before, however. In addition, the Capitals are an uncomfortable opponent for the Jets and have already proved their superiority this month.
This fight must go with six goals or more. Washington has had no scoring problems lately, and Winnipeg, in general, plays many away games with more totals.
Prediction for this match: Over 5.5 Goals.
There will be overtime.