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Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers - 1/17/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Rangers (24-15-5) at Washington Capitals (33-8-3)
Date & Time Sunday January 17, 2016, 5:00 PM (EST)
Location
The Line
The Line: Washington Capitals / New York Rangers --- Over/Under:
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The Caps look to shake off a loss on the road against the Sabres last night as they return home for a divisional show down against the Rangers.

The New York Rangers head into DC on Sunday looking to spoil the party and send the division leading Caps to their second straight loss while creating some separation on the Isles for second place in the Metro. The Blue Shirts have carried the crown for years as the best team in the division but with the way Washington has been playing this season and New York’s up and down year it is easy to see who the favourite is out of the Metro and while they wear red, white, and blue it isn’t one of the Original Six franchises.

The Capitals look to shake off a rare loss as they were upended by the Buffalo Sabres in Western New York York last night but they return home to face the Rangers. While many could see this as a look ahead spot last night the Caps are in a great position to respond as they have certainly had this game circled on their calendar for a while. Despite New York being ready to go for this one I do think the home side fell flat for a reason yesterday and that they replay tonight in a big show down.

Pick:
Washington Capitals -0.5
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