NHL Stanley Cup 2022: Florida Panthers favs to beat Washington Capitals in Game 5

Updated June 30, 2022
Updated June 30, 2022By Daniel Feliciano
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The NHL Stanley Cup 2022 is well underway, and we have got a huge game 5 waiting on us tonight between the Florida Panthers and the Washington Capitals.

The series is currently tied at 2-2 after four thrilling games, but the Panthers will now look to take full advantage of the fact they’re at home to try and pull ahead and leave them one win away from winning the series.

We’ll take a look ahead to the game between these two great NHL sides and see if we can come up with the best betting tips for you to earn some extra cash ahead of the game.

NHL Stanley Cup 2022BetOnlineBetUSMyBookie
Florida Panthers-145-225-225
Washington Capitals+260+185+285

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Game 5 information

How did the series go so far?

It’s been an enthralling series so far as the teams have alternated wins and losses throughout so far in what has been greatly entertaining.

Game 1 saw the Capitals claim a surprise win in Florida after a dominant third period as goals from Lars Eller, Evgeny Kuznetsov, T.J Oshie, and Tom Wilson earned them a big 4-2 victory on the night.

Game 2 was more like what we’d come to expect as the Panthers waltzed to a dominant 5-1 win in a great team effort as all of Aleksander Barkov, Carter Verhaeghe, Aaron Ekblad, Anton Lundell, and Mason Marchment all getting on the scoresheet.

Game 3 saw Washington bounce back in tremendous fashion as they stormed their way to a big 6-1 win back at home. John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Alexander Ovechkin, Garnet Hathaway, Trevor van Riemsdyk and Oshie are getting on the scoresheet.

Then last time out in Game 4, the Panthers managed to claim victory in a tight affair in overtime, as Verhaeghe scored twice and Sam Reinhart earned the win to tie the series and give them home advantage in this huge tie tonight.

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The Panthers have been solid favorites so far in the NHL, claiming victory in 58 of 80 games that they have been the bookies’ favorites in so far this campaign.

So far this season, the overs market has been a solid one to back in games, including Florida. There have been over six goals in 52 of 87 games so far, including two of the games so far in the series.

Over the last ten games, they have accumulated a 7-3 run, scoring 38 goals for an average of 3.8 goals per game, and conceding 28 goals, for an average of 2.8 goals conceded per game.

Over the course of the season though they’ve been the very best offensive team in the NHL. They scored an average of 4.12 goals per game and took an average of 37.2 shots per game, two totals that had them ranked number one across the league.

Defensively they were pretty good too, averaging a goal allowance of 2.95 goals per game for a league ranking of 12th. They also allowed 30.6 shots per game across the season, which ranked them in 10th for the league.

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The Capitals have proven to be a steady underdog in games this season, winning 17 of 33 games when they were priced that way.

Backing the over in a Capitals game has been a positive experience for more than half the season, as they reached the over 6.5 goals target on 45 of 87 occasions across the campaign.

Washington have gone 5-5 in their last ten games, scoring 30 goals for an average of 3 goals per game, while defensively, they have allowed 25 goals for an average of 2.5 per game.

Across the season their team performed relatively well across all metrics. They have scored an average of 3.3 goals per game for a league ranking of 10th, while they have conceded 2.96 goals per game for a defensive ranking of 13th.

When it comes to creating shooting opportunities, they have been better defensively than offensively. They have averaged 31.3 shots per game for a league ranking of 14th across the NHL, while defensively they only allowed 29 shots per game which puts them as the sixth-best defense.

Home advantage and overs!

In games as tight as these in the rest of this series, home advantage could prove to be absolutely vital and that’s what Florida have got in this game.

The Panthers have been excellent at finding the net all season, but it hasn’t quite clicked for them in this series and the Capitals have been able to match them across the four games to date.

The game will be entertaining, thrilling, and dramatic for sure, but it’s hard to look past the strength of their roster in a game that they know is a must-win before game six back in Washington a couple of days later.

Despite this, goals are more sure than the result itself. Both teams must go for it, knowing the next game could be the last, and that should lead to plenty of opportunities. Back to the overs market and watch the cash come rolling in.

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Daniel Feliciano
Daniel Feliciano

Daniel is a football writer who has a great thirst for the Premier League and other major European leagues. A lover of the beautiful game and a firm believer that the eye test is better than statistics. Also an avid MMA fan.

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