The Columbus Blue Jackets (4-9-4), losers of six road games in a row, visit the Washington Capitals (8-4-2) at Capital One Arena on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN+, BSOH, and MNMT.

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In the last 10 games, the Capitals have recorded a 7-2-1 record after putting up 28 total goals (three power-play goals on 28 power-play opportunities during that time, for a success rate of 10.7%). Their opponents have scored a combined 22 goals in those games.

Before watching this matchup, here's our prediction for which team will take home the victory in Saturday's hockey action.

Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Predictions for Saturday

Our computer projection model for this matchup expects a final score of Capitals 3, Blue Jackets 2.

  • Moneyline Pick: Capitals (-155)
  • Total Pick: Under 6 (computer predicts 5.7 goals on average)
  • Spread Pick: Blue Jackets (+1.5)

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Capitals vs Blue Jackets Additional Info

Capitals Splits and Trends

  • The Capitals are 2-2-4 in overtime contests as part of an 8-4-2 overall record.
  • Washington is 1-0-2 (four points) in its three games decided by one goal.
  • In the two games this season the Capitals scored just one goal, they lost both times.
  • Washington has finished 3-0-1 in the four games this season when it scored a pair of goals (registering seven points).
  • The Capitals are 5-0-1 in the six games when they have scored at least three goals (to register 11 points).
  • In the three games when Washington has scored a lone power-play goal, it went 2-1-0 to register four points.
  • In the six games when it outshot its opponent, Washington is 2-2-2 (six points).
  • The Capitals have been outshot by opponents seven times, and went 5-2-0 (10 points).

Team Stats Comparison

Capitals Rank Capitals AVG Blue Jackets AVG Blue Jackets Rank
31st 2.36 Goals Scored 2.71 27th
6th 2.64 Goals Allowed 3.53 27th
26th 29.1 Shots 31 15th
14th 30.1 Shots Allowed 33.5 28th
31st 7.32% Power Play % 11.32% 28th
12th 83.33% Penalty Kill % 87.76% 4th

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Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Game Time and TV Channel

  • When: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, BSOH, and MNMT
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • Where: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.

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