New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals - 11/3/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (8-2-0) at New York Rangers (7-2-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers / Washington Capitals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, MSG, TVA
The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers meet Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Washington Capitals look to remain on fire after winning seven of their last eight games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.4 goals per game and scoring on 24.1 percent of their power plays. Evgeny Kuznetsov leads Washington with five goals, Alex Ovechkin has seven assists and T.J. Oshie has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.3 goals per game and killing 87.9 percent of their power play chances. Braden Holtby has allowed 15 goals on 198 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has given up five goals on 50 shots. Holtby has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The New York Rangers also look to keep rolling after winning four of their last five games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and scoring on 14.3 percent of their power plays. Mats Zuccarello leads New York with seven goals, Derick Brassard has five assists and Kevin Hayes has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 1.8 goals and are killing 87.9 percent of their power play chances. Antti Raanta has allowed one goal on 45 shots faced and Henrik Lundqvist has given up 17 goals on 297 shots. Lundqvist has allowed four goals in his last three games. Viktor Stalberg is questionable with a concussion.
The Capitals are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 60-27 in their last 87 overall. The Capitals are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings in New York.
The Rangers defense has been lights out so far this season and they've become a better team playing on their home ice. When you add in the fact the Capitals haven't had much success at all in MSG, New York has to be the pick here on its home ice.