Washington Capitals (23-8-4) at New York Islanders (22-10-4)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)
The Line: New York Islanders -118 / Washington Capitals +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Washington Capitals and New York Islanders meet Thursday in NHL action at the Nassau Coliseum.
The Washington Capitals look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 18 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 24 assists and John Carlson has 89 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has given up 25 goals on 273 shots faced and Vitek Vanecek has allowed 64 goals on 691 shots.
The New York Islanders look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Anders Lee leads New York with 12 goals, Nick Leddy has 24 assists and Mathew Barzal has 87 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 54 goals on 692 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed 26 goals on 292 shots.
The Capitals are 8-2 in their last 10 road games and 17-5 in their last 22 overall. The Islanders are 19-7 in their last 26 home games and 12-4 in their last 16 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Capitals last 4 road games. The over is 6-1 in Islanders last 7 home games. The Capitals are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in New York and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The road team is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings.
The New York Islanders are a team I've blindly backed a ton dating back to last season and they're a club I usually don't turn down a lot with cheap prices. With that said, we're getting even money with the Washington Capitals, a club that's won 10 of their last 12 games and is 3-0 against the Islanders this season. The Islanders should be favored at home regardless, but the value is on the Caps. Give me the Capitals.