Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers Picks, NHL Betting Tips & Free Bets
Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers plays this weekend and we have Picks, NHL Betting Tips & Free Bets.
The NHL action gets underway over the weekend with an intriguing fixture between the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers.
Both sides will be looking for the win, but who will be celebrating at the final buzzer?
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Washington Capitals Form
The Washington Capitals have started the NHL season pretty well in general and have maintained a solid third-placed position in the Metropolitan Division.
They have won on four occasions and lost twice so far this season, but will still feel that they have some way to go before they are considered a leading contender in the division.
Only the Devils have conceded more than the Capitals total of 26 so far this season, and that will be an area that they will be keen to address.
However, they have been prolific in front of the net, and have recorded the second-highest total of 26 goals so far this season. Their 26 has only been eclipsed by the leading side in the division- the Hurricanes.
Last time out, the Capitals returned to winning ways and recorded their second win in three against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
It was a rocky start for Washington, but they turned the game on its head within 90 seconds by scoring three goals. John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Jakub Vrana recorded the goals for Washington.
Ilya Samsonov made 32 saves in the 4-3 win.
New York Rangers Form
Meanwhile, the Rangers have only played three games this season but already have a decent record. They have won twice and lost just once.
They will be looking to climb the division with another win over the Capitals in Washington. The Rangers have only conceded nine goals so far this season, which is a league-best, but that could largely be down to the fact that they have played a much lower number amount of games.
They started the season with two wins on the bounce against the Jets and Senators, before falling against the Oilers in their most recent outing.
This 4-1 defeat was a disappointing evening for the home fans, and they had very little to shout about. The Rangers took the lead in the opening period but failed to push on.
Their goal was scored by Kaapo Kakko, while Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves in the game at Madison Square Garden.
Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers Head-to-Head
The Capitals hold the narrow advantage in the overall record having won on 48 occasions. The Rangers have won on 43 occasions, and they have won four of these in overtime.
Washington have won eleven times in overtime, while both sides have won three shootouts each. The Capitals average 2.6 goals in this match, while the Rangers average 2.5.
Washington Capitals Team News
Michal Kempny will be the only missing player for the Capitals.
New York Rangers Team News
The Rangers will be without Yegor Rykov, Brendan Lemieux, Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider for their trip to Washington.
Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers Picks
This should be an entertaining match, and since we have seen very little of the Rangers this season, it makes it hard to judge how well they will perform.
However, the preference will remain with the Capitals as they look to make it two wins on the bounce.
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