Washington Capitals (44-25-12) vs. New York Rangers (51-24-6)
April 29, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New York Rangers -110 / Washington Capitals -110; Over/Under: -5.5
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The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers meet Friday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden. The Washington Capitals look to snap a three-game losing streak. The New York Rangers also look to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 50 goals, John Carlson has 54 assists and Evgeny Kuznetsov has 205 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has given up 98 goals on 1,091 shots faced, and IIya Samsonov has allowed 116 goals on 1,112 shots.
The New York Rangers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 26.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with 51 goals, Artemi Panarin has 74 assists, and Mika Zibanejad has 215 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has given up 79 goals on 773 shots, and Igor Shesterkin has allowed 102 goals on 1,586 shots.
The Washington Capitals probably have more to play for in terms of playoff seeding, but they haven’t played well this week, and they’re on the end of a back to back. The New York Rangers have the rest advantage, and they’ve been great at home as of late for the most part. The home team has also won four of the last six meetings between these two clubs. Give me the Rangers at home in this pick em spot.