The new NHL season will give us a lot of interesting meetings, among them stands out the opening match of the game day, "Carolina" against "Washington". The game of these teams will take place on November 28 at 21:00 Moscow time. Our portal offers you its forecast for the outcome of this meeting.

 Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes managed to sign a good goalkeeper, which is one of the best transitions of the summer.  The new first number of "Carolina", Anderson, is a quality player and at the start of the season shows a high level, which has already brought several victories to "Carolina". A good game of the Hurricanes is also promoted by an updated defensive line, which has become more reliable, well, it was not without a great game of attacking leaders. "Carolina" gave out a good away series, and in the last meeting they beat Philadelphia 3-6.

Washington Capitals

 The lack of free money did not allow the team to properly strengthen the squad, and the former leaders are getting older every year and are not getting stronger, although this year Ovechkin and Kuznetsov started cheerfully, scoring a lot of goals. Now the team has adjusted the game and issued a series of victories, showing good attacking hockey, having stumbled only in the match against Seattle, but after that Montreal and Florida were beaten at home.

Injuries and disqualifications:

Injuries:

"Carolina" - Bir (disease).

Washington - Manta Ray (lower body injury), Backstrom (hip injury), Oshie (leg injury).

Statistics and figures

  • The last match between these teams ended with a 3-2 victory for Washington.
  • Washington has an excellent streak of two consecutive wins
  • In their last five meetings, Carolina has lost only twice.

Forecast

The clear favorite in this confrontation looks like "Carolina", which is in excellent shape. Both teams have strong lineups, but the guests are in poor shape now and there is no reliability in defense. I think there will be a hard game here, and the victory will go to the Hurricanes.