In the most interesting match of the game day of the NHL regular season, a bright confrontation awaits us, "Florida" will host "Washington". The game of these teams will take place on December 1 at 03:00 Moscow time. Our portal offers you its forecast for the outcome of this meeting.

 Florida Panthers

The team has clearly become stronger after the offseason, which should help in the fight for the playoffs, and the Panthers showed the seriousness of their intentions already in the opening games of the championship, where they looked quite reliable and confident. After the coach's dismissal, the Panthers lost confidence in their abilities, the game became crumpled, which brought a terrible away series of defeats, and in the last match, the Panthers also suffered their first home defeat, losing to Seattle 1-4.

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, as well as the formidable Carolina on the road with a score of 2:4.

Injuries and disqualifications:

Injuries:

 "Florida" - Akkiari (lower body injury), Barkov (lower body injury), Marchment (lower body injury).

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

Statistics and figures

  • In the last match between these teams, Washington won 4-3.
  • Washington has a good streak of three consecutive wins.
  • Florida has lost just twice in its last five matches.

Forecast

It is difficult to single out a favorite in this confrontation, because both teams have strong lineups. "Washington" is in good shape now and shows great hockey. In turn, "Florida" has no stability and alternates between victories and defeats. I think we are going to have a hard game, with a lot of abandoned pucks.