2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference: Atlantic #1 Florida Panthers vs. Wild Card #2 Washington Capitals
How To Watch
|1||Tuesday, May 3||7:30 p.m.||FLA||ESPN2|
|2||Thursday, May 5||7:30 p.m.||FLA||TBS|
|3||Saturday, May 7||1 p.m.||WSH||ESPN|
|4||Monday, May 9||7 p.m.||WSH||TBS|
Tale of the Tape
|58-18-6 (122 pts)||Record||44-26-12 (100 pts)|
|4.16 (1st)||Goals Per Game||3.33 (10th)|
|2.99 (T-12)||Goals Allowed Per Game||2.99 (T-12)|
|34-7-0 Home, 24-11-6 Away||Home/Away Record||19-16-6 Home, 25-10-6 Away|
|24.14% (7th)||Power Play||18.73% (23rd)|
|79.77% (15th)||Penalty Kill||80.27% (13th)|
Can’t Miss Offer From Caesars
- Jonathan Huberdeau, LW: 30 goals, 85 assists, 115 points
- Aleksander Barkov, C: 39 goals, 49 assists, 88 points
- Sam Reinhart, C: 33 goals, 49 assists, 82 points
- Alex Ovechkin, LW: 50 goals, 40 assists, 90 points
- Evgeny Kuznetsov, C: 24 goals, 54 assists, 78 points
- John Carlson, D: 17 goals, 54 assists, 71 points, 23:49 TOI
- Aaron Ekblad, FLA: Lower body (Could return vs. WSH)
- Alex Ovechkin, WSH: Upper body (Will play vs. FLA)
- WSH to win: +235
- FLA to win: -300
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Panthers win in 6 games (4-2)
- If there ever was a time for the Panthers to end their playoff series win drought — their last one coming in 1996 when they advanced to the Stanley Cup Final — this is it. Florida is the deepest team in the NHL with a high-powered attack that boasts four 30-goal scorers and three 80-point getters.
- This is starting to feel like one of the Capitals’ last hurrah as a perennial playoff contender. A top-heavy lineup can still be carried by the legendary Alex Ovechkin, but he’s dealing with a shoulder injury that could hamper his play. Behind him, Washington lacks the kind of firepower to keep up with Florida.
- There is some uncertainty within both creases in this series. Florida could roll with either Sergei Bobrovsky or their future franchise netminder, Spencer Knight. It wouldn’t be a surprise if time was split in goal.
- Washington’s situation in the crease is much more uncertain. They called Zach Fucale up from their AHL affiliate in Hershey while Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek struggled down the stretch.