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New Jersey vs. Washington 3/26/2021 NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview

The Devils takes on the Capitals on 3/26/2021 at 7:00PM.

New Jersey and Washington face off in an regular season game. The Devils has a record of 12-14 this season. The Capitals is 20-7 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

New Jersey Team Defense Preview

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They give up 2.1 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.9 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this needs to be brought down. Opponents force New Jersey into 3.0 penalty kill situations per game and they have kept penalties down relative to the rest of the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 70.79%, which is among the worst in the NHL.

Opponents take 31.7 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

New Jersey Team Offense Preview

They score 2.1 goals per game in even strength situations. They have a below average offense by NHL standards. They score 0.4 goals per game in power play situations, the power play is a problem and they are among the worst when opponents are shorthanded. Thus far, they have had 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 13.95% of their shots on the power play, which is pathetic.

They take 29.8 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

Washington Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.2 goals per game in even strength situations. Opponents shoot 0.6 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Washington into 3.1 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 81.05%, which is average.

Opponents take 29.4 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Washington Team Offense Preview

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They score 2.7 goals per game in even strength situations. They have an above average offense in 5v5 action. They score 0.6 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 2.5 power play opportunities per game this season and that places them among the worst at getting power play opportunities. This means that they score on 25.64% of their shots on the power play.

They take 28.0 shots per game regardless of situation placing them in the bottom tier of the NHL and their shot quality is rather decent.

The New Jersey Roster

The Players to Watch for New Jersey

Damon Severson D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -4.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 9 assists this season. This puts him at 11 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 3.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

P.K. Subban D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -5.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 11 assists this season. This puts him at 14 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Ty Smith D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 3.0 this season. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 15 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 17 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 5.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Jack Hughes C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 1.0 this season. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 9 assists this season. This puts him at 16 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 10.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Dmitry Kulikov D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 1.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 2 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 2 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Kyle Palmieri RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -4.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 6 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 9 assists this season. This puts him at 15 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 8.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Pavel Zacha C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -12.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 11 assists this season. This puts him at 18 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 12.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Yegor Sharangovich C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 5.0 this season. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 5 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 12 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 12.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Miles Wood LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -4.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 9 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 4 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 13 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 13.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Travis Zajac C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 5.0 this season. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 10 assists this season. This puts him at 14 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 14.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Andreas Johnsson LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 3.0 this season. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 5 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 8 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 8.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Ryan Murray D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 2.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 4 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 4 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Jesper Bratt W

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 2.0 this season. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 13 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 15 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 3.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Sami Vatanen D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -3.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 3 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 5 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 6.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Janne Kuokkanen C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 8.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 10 assists this season. This puts him at 15 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 16.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Michael McLeod C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -3.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 2 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 6 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 13.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nathan Bastian RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 3.0 this season. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 4 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 6 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 6.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nikita Gusev LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -12.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 3 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 5 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 4.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mikhail Maltsev LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -1.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 4 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 11.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Matt Tennyson D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 6.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 1 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 1 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Will Butcher D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 2 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 3 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 7.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nicholas Merkley RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 2 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 3 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 6.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nico Hischier C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 1 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 3 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 20.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Jesper Boqvist C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 0 points this season, he is not impactful on the offensive end. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Connor Carrick D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -2.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 0 points this season, he is not impactful on the offensive end. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

The Washington Roster

The Players to Watch for Washington

John Carlson D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -4.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 20 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 27 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 8.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Brenden Dillon D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 9.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 7 assists this season. This puts him at 8 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 3.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nicklas Backstrom C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 2.0 this season. He has scored 12 goals this season, which is makes him a strong scoring threat and he has 22 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 34 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 22.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Zdeno Chara D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 13.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 7 assists this season. This puts him at 9 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 5.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

T.J. Oshie C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -7.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 13 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 20 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 12.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Alex Ovechkin LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -5.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 14 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 11 assists this season. This puts him at 25 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 12.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Justin Schultz D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 12.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 12 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 14 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Dmitry Orlov D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 1 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 4 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 8.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nick Jensen D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 8.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 10 assists this season. This puts him at 12 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 5.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nic Dowd C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 6.0 this season. He has scored 6 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 2 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 8 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 17.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Carl Hagelin LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 4.0 this season. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 5 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 8 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 6.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Jakub Vrana LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 9.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 10 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 11 assists this season. This puts him at 21 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 16.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Garnet Hathaway RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 8.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 6 assists this season. This puts him at 10 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 12.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Tom Wilson RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 1.0 this season. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 11 assists this season. This puts him at 18 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 21.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Richard Panik RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -4.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 6 assists this season. This puts him at 9 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 8.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Conor Sheary LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 2.0 this season. He has scored 6 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 4 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 10 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 18.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Lars Eller C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -2.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 7 assists this season. This puts him at 12 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 15.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Evgeny Kuznetsov C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 3.0 this season. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 10 assists this season. This puts him at 13 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 7.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Daniel Sprong RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 5.0 this season. He has scored 6 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 2 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 8 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 25.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Trevor van Riemsdyk D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -3.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 1 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 12.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Jonas Siegenthaler D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -3.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 0 points this season, he is not impactful on the offensive end. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Michael Sgarbossa C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 2.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 2 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 2 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Daniel Carr LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -2.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 1 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 1 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Brian Pinho C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -2.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 0 points this season, he is not impactful on the offensive end. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Connor McMichael C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 0 points this season, he is not impactful on the offensive end. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Philippe Maillet F

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 0 points this season, he is not impactful on the offensive end. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

New Jersey vs. Washington Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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