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Capitals vs. Islanders - 2/21/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Islanders (39-19-1) at Washington Capitals (32-17-10)
Date & Time Saturday February 21, 2015, 12:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Washington Capitals -123 / New York Islanders +111 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
MSG+, CSNB
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NHL | New York Islanders (39-19-1) at Washington Capitals (32-17-10)
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The New York Islanders and Washington Capitals play Saturday at the Verizon Center.

The New York Islanders hope to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Islanders are averaging 3.2 goals per game and have scored 14 goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have two power play goals in their last six games and have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals. John Tavares leads New York with 29 goals, Kyle Okposo has 30 assists and Brock Nelson has 147 shots on goal. Defensively, the Islanders are allowing 2.8 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five straight games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 109 goals on 1,225 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 46 goals on 392 shots.

The Washington Capitals look to stay hot with wins in seven of their last 10 games. The Capitals are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored 13 goals in their last three games. The Washington Capitals have six power play goals in their last three games and have won six straight when scoring at least three goals overall. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 38 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 45 assists and Troy Brouwer has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Capitals are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Braden Holtby has allowed 105 goals on 1,396 shots faced and Justin Peters has given up 34 goals on 271 shots.

The Islanders are 23-5 in their last 28 vs. Metropolitan and 42-20 in their last 62 overall. The Capitals are 19-7 in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest and 11-3 in their last 14 home games. The Islanders are 9-23-2 in the last 34 meetings in Washington and 20-45-3 in the last 68 meetings overall.

Both teams are red hot, but the Washington Capitals are at home and have owned the New York Islanders over the years. Take Washington for the solid price. 

Pick:
Washington Capitals -123

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