New York Islanders at Washington Capitals 11/28/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 11/27/2014
Friday, November 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM ET
Verizon Center in Washington DC
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In the second of a home and home, the New York Islanders will travel to Washington to take on the Capitals on Friday night. The Islanders are one of the hottest teams in all of the NHL; winning five straight games, including an overtime win on Wednesday. Overall, the Islanders are 16-6-0, tied with the Penguins with 32 points. For Washington, they are trailing Pittsburgh and New York, and have just 22 points. The Capitals have dropped two straight games.
The Capitals saw Alex Ovechkin notch his 10th and 11th goals of the season on Wednesday, but it was not enough. Niklas Backstrom has been a great combination with Ovechkin, as he leads the team with 14 assists and 5 goals. Washington goaltender Brandon Holtby saw 35 shots, turning away 32 of them. On the season, Holtby has a 2.25 goals against average. The Capitals are the second best power play unit; burning more than 25 percent.
For the New York Islanders, John Taveras picked up the overtime winner. The goal was a power play; and was his 9th goal of the season. Taveras now leads the team with 21 points; including 12 assists. The Islanders are the fourth highest scoring team in the league, scoring 3 goals per game. Goaltender Jaroslav Halak has been stellar between the pipes, allowing just 2.23 goals per game.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
New York Islanders are 16-6-0 Against the Spread
New York Islanders are 12-10-0 against the Over/Under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
Washington Capitals are 9-12-0 Against the Spread
Washington Capitals are 9-11-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
New York Islanders
11/26/14 RW Michael Grabner Hernia "?" Friday vs Washington
10/07/14 D Matt Carkner Upper Body out indefinitely
11/26/14 D Mike Green Upper Body "?" Friday vs NY Islanders
11/14/14 C Brooks Laich Shoulder out indefinitely
10/24/14 D John Erskine Neck out 3-6 months
10/08/14 D Dmitry Orlov Wrist out indefinitely
10/06/14 LW Aaron Volpatti Neck out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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