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Washington Capitals vs. Dallas Stars NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 1/28/2022

The Washington Capitals takes on the Dallas Stars on 1/28/2022 at 09:05 PM.

Washington Capitals and Dallas Stars face off today. The Washington Capitals has a record of 23.0-12.0 this season. The Dallas Stars is 22.0-16.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Washington Capitals Team Defense Preview




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 0.5 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Washington Capitals into 2.6 penalty kill situations per game, which puts them among the best in the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.87%, which is average.

Opponents take 28.3 shots per game regardless of situation, they actively fluster opponents and are among the best in the NHL… and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Washington Capitals Team Offense Preview

They score 2.6 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. 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 3.0 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 13.85% of their shots on the power play, which is pathetic.

They take 31.7 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average in their shot quality.

Dallas Stars Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.3 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Dallas Stars into 3.0 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.67%, which is below average.

Opponents take 30.4 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.

Dallas Stars 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 0.8 goals per game in power play situations. They are an above average team when they have an advantage. 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 26.72% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a good team with the advantage on the ice.

They take 30.9 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and they are average in their shot quality.

The Washington Capitals Roster

The Players to Watch for Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 15.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 29 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 29 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 58 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 14.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

John Carlson D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 11.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 8 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 24 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 32 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 8.2% 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 11.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 13 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 28 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 41 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 11.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Dallas Stars Roster

The Players to Watch for Dallas Stars

Miro Heiskanen D

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 not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 21 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 25 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 4.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Ryan Suter D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 3.0 this season. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 13 assists this season. This puts him at 17 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Esa Lindell D

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 3 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 12 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 3.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Washington Capitals vs. Dallas Stars Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Washington Capitals 3 Dallas Stars 2

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