The Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers Match in NHL action from Madison Square Garden on Monday night.
The Washington Capitals will look to rally out of a 3-0 loss in the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins in their final match. Nicklas Backstrom directs the Caps in scoring with 51 points, including 14 targets along with a team-high 37 aids, while Alex Ovechkin has 42 issues using a team-high 24 targets and 178 shots on target. John Carlson has 42 points with 32 assists, and TJ Oshie includes 39 points with 18 goals and 21 assists, and Tom Wilson has 31 points too for the Caps this year. As a group, Washington has been averaging 3.4 targets on 28.9 shots using a 26.5% achievement rate on the power play whilst enabling 2.9 targets on 29.1 shots using an 83.2% achievement rate on the PK.
The New York Rangers will attempt to bounce back in a 3-0 loss in their particular New York Islanders within their final game. Artemi Panarin directs the Rangers in scoring with 56 points, including 17 goals and 39 assists, while Adam Fox has 47 issues using a team-high 42 bits of help. Ryan Strome, along with Mika Zibanejad, all have 46 points together, with Strome logging 14 goals and 32 assists and Zibanejad chipping at a team-high 20 goals and 26 assists. Pavel Buchnevich includes 44 points with 20 aims of their own and 24 assists, and Chris Kreider has 20 targets this season. As a group, New York has been averaging 3.3 targets on 29.3 shots using a 21.3% achievement rate on the PP whilst enabling 2.6 targets on 29.2 shots using an 83% success rate, killing off penalties that year.
Washington is currently 5-1 in their final six road games and 23-10 in their last 33 games complete, while the above is 7-1 in their last eight games as a favored. New York is now 8-21 within their last 29 games as an underdog and 9-3 in their last 12 home games, although the below is 5-1 in their final six matches overall. The home club is 7-2 in the last nine meetings between both of these teams.
It is not often you find that the Washington Capitals using an inexpensive cost, but I frankly believe the cost is where it’s right for a reason, and it is telling us we all will need to understand. The Rangers would be the desperate staff here and will need to win from the Bruins to shed out to have some hopes of making the postseason. I believe until the Rangers are removed, we visit a distressed New York group, and as fantastic as Washington is, I believe that the Rangers slip it.