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Bruins vs Capitals Game 5 Preview

The defending-champion Boston Bruins need a win on the road on Sunday afternoon as they look to avoid getting bounced from the playoffs by the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of their series.

The Capitals knocked off the Bruins 4-3 as a +165 road underdog on Saturday afternoon to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven first-round set. Troy Brouwer scored the winner for Washington.

The Capitals sport records of 42-32-8 heading into this matchup, while the Bruins sit at 49-29-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 40-37-5 for the Capitals and 46-33-3 for the Bruins.

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Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 18 and the Bruins at No. 2 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 15-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Bruins have a 83.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Washington was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Bruins. They won as +175 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Boston are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

 

A few Bruins at Capitals trends to consider:
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Boston's last 23 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 15 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Boston's last 23 games on the road
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Washington's last 23 games when playing Boston
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to Washington, Wednesday, April 25

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